Crucifixion Group

German
late 17th century


Object Place: Europe, Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

55.88 cm (22 in.)

Accession Number

57.664

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Cross, rock crystal set with semi-precious stones in silver. Bronze-gilt bands with jewels attached to cross with bud form finial. Full round figures cast and chased in bronze gilt on oval mounds attached to shaped ebony base on molded shaped plinth with silver tracery attached. Tablet with INRI, Cherub’s head, and skull in silver.

Provenance

By 1957, Dr. Kurt Rossacher (b. 1918 - d. 1988), Salzburg, Austria; 1957, sold by Rossacher to the MFA for $1,500. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund