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Scene from the Legend of the True Cross

second half 14th century
Northern French or Netherlandish
Overall: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (62.2 x 74.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
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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