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Christ Carrying the Cross plaquette
  • Mattias Wallbaum
    circa 1554–1632
    born: Kiel, Germany ; died: Augsburg, Germany
  • Christ Carrying the Cross plaquette, late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Length/Width: 10.5 x 7.9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0027.c

Plaquette features man (Jesus Christ) carrying the cross. A figure with his right arm raised and right foot on the back of man appears to be ready to strike him. In the center there are people watching with arms raised. In background there is a rounded opening and gate raised so only the teeth are visible.