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

Description

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.

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