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Crucifixion plaquette
  • Hans von Aachen
    1552–1615
    born: Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Prague, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
  • Crucifixion plaquette, late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • bronze, gilding
  • Museum purchase or Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0169
Description
Literature

Plaquette with scrolling design at top and bottom. CR and CL have half human and half goat figures (identified as sytars). TL and TR are identical oval shaped objects with scroll design at top. Depicted within rectangular frame is the crucifixion of man (Jesus Christ). (Jesus Christ) is at TC and two others are at his sides also being crucified. Woman (Mary) is at BC with her arms crossed over her chest. Soldiers on horseback are pictured at center of scene.