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Head of Christ Crucified: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene

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MASTER of LIESBORN , active second half of the 15th century

Head of Christ Crucified: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene


Short title: Head of Christ Crucified
Date: probably 1470-80
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 32.7 x 29.8 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1854

A fragment from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece, which showed the Crucifixion. The figure of Christ was once surrounded by angels, some of whom collected his blood in chalices. Part of one wing is visible lower left, and fragments of the angels' figures survive in M√ľnster. The figure of Christ was accompanied by the Virgin and saints, fragments of which survive in the National Gallery Collection.

For fuller details of the altarpiece see 'The Annunciation' by the same artist.

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This image is part of the group:

"The Liesborn Altarpiece"

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