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pax - Crucifixion with Virgin and St. John
  • Pierre Reymond
    circa 1513–after 1584
    active: France
  • pax - Crucifixion with Virgin and St. John, mid 1500s
  • Where object was made: Limoges, France
  • enamel, brass, gilding
  • Object Height/Width: 12.1 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0055
Label Text

Enamel pax with gilt bronze frame. Enamel image of three full length figures in a landscape. The central figure (identified as Jesus Christ) is partially nude and crucified on a wooden cross. Blood is running down his arms, neck, torso, and proper right leg. He tilts his head down and to the left. To his left is a female figure (identified as the Virgin Mary) in a purple robe with a blue mantle with her hands crossed at the waist. To his right is a male figure (identified as Saint John) in purple and gray robes. He has brown hair and looks to the left. The background is green and purple foliage and a blue sky. The bronze frame has rounded arches along the bottom, rectangular pilasters with pointed arches on each side, and a pointed arch along the top.