Scene from the Legend of the True Cross

Date: second half 14th century

Culture: Northern French or Netherlandish

Medium: Stone

Dimensions: Overall: 19 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (49.5 x 70.5 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1925

Accession Number: 25.120.529

Description

Enthusiasm for embarking on Crusade waned during the fourteenth century, notwithstanding the the tight links drawn between belief in the True Cross and in the Crucifixion of Jesus, here witnessed not only by his mother Mary and Saint John (much effaced), but by a knight and his lady.

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