The Crucifixion

French
Medieval (Gothic)
14th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

6.03 x 6.03 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.72

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta model for ivory carvers. Plaque: Crucifixion. Terra cotta. Christ on cross in center; at right, Stephaton with sponge and basket, St. John and two Roman soldiers; at left, Longinus, kneeling with spear, and the Virgin supported by the Two Marys. Under a canopy of four trefoil arches.

Provenance

Until 1967, Hugo Oelze (d. 1967), Amsterdam; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Dr. F. W. Oelze, Germany [see note 1]; 1968, gift of Dr. Oelze to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968)

Notes:

[1] See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. F. W. Oelze in memory of Dr. Hugo Oelze