Date: ca. 1500
Culture: South German
Medium: Elephant ivory with paint and gilding
Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 2 9/16 x 13/32 in. (8.6 x 6.5 x 1.0 cm)
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.227
Christ, portrayed as at once dead and alive, is supported by Mary, his mother, and the apostle John. The flanking figures, witnesses to the Crucifixion, offer a model to emulate, during meditation and reflection on Christ's suffering. The composition of this relief is based on an engraving by Martin Schongauer, one of the most influential artists of the fifteenth century.