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Scene from the Legend of the True Cross

Date:
second half 14th century
Culture:
Northern French or Netherlandish
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (62.2 x 74.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.528
Not on view
Enthusiasm for embarking on Crusade waned during the fourteenth century, notwithstanding the celebration of past efforts of Christians to secure the Holy Land and its treasures in works of art like this, in which knights on horseback breach the walls of Jerusalem in quest of the True Cross.
George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
Nickel, Helmut. "Sir Gawayne and the Three White Knights." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 28, no. 4 (December 1969). p. 178.

Schmidt, Gerhard. Gotische Bildwerke und ihre Meister. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 1992. p. 168, fig. 181.



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