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Crucifixion

Date:
ca. 1325–50
Geography:
Made in Constance
Culture:
German
Medium:
Linen warp; wool wefts, with the addition of wool and silk embroidery
Dimensions:
Overall: 32 x 68in. (81.3 x 172.7cm) Framed: 34 x 69 1/4 x 2 1/2in. (86.4 x 175.9 x 6.4cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Purchase, Francis L. Leland Fund and Mitchell Samuels Gift, 1916
Accession Number:
16.90
Not on view
Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris)(sold 1911); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (from 1911); [ P. W. French & Co., New York (sold 1916)]
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Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 135.

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