The Crucified Christ

Pietro da Rimini Italian

Not on view

This moving depiction of Christ is a damaged fragment of a large painted crucifix and is inspired by a Crucifix painted by Giotto in the church of San Francesco, Rimini. A highly original and expressive painter, Pietro da Rimini was among the local painters most influenced by his example. This is a late work and is usually dated to the 1330s.

Large painted crucifixes were usually hung over the high altar of churches or, alternatively, suspended above the rood screen dividing the public space from that reserved for clerics.

The Crucified Christ, Pietro da Rimini (Italian, Riminese, active 1324–33), Tempera and gold on wood

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