Crucifix, Copper alloy, gilding, German

Crucifix

Date:
1125–50
Geography:
Made in Westphalia or Lower Saxony, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Copper alloy, gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 1 11/16 in. (32 x 16.9 x 4.3 cm)
Overall (Corpus-a): 5 15/16 x 5 3/4 x 1 5/16 in., 0.734lb. (15.1 x 14.6 x 3.4 cm, 333g)
Overall (Cross-b): 12 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 3/8 in. (32 x 16.9 x 0.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.134.6a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The reverse of this cross reveals its original gilt decoration.
[ Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung, Munich (sold 1910)]
University Park, PA. Palmer Museum of Art. "Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting, 1800–940," January 9, 1996–May 26, 1996.

Meckseper, Cord, ed. Stadt im Wandel: Kunst und Kultur des Bürgertums in Norddeutschland, 1150–1650. Ausstellungskatalog. Vol. 2. Braunschweig: Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, 1985. pp. 1224–25.

Smith, Elizabeth Bradford, ed. Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting, 1800–1940. University Park, Pa.: Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, 1996. no. 31, pp. 145, ill. p. 9.

Kunz, Tobias. Bildwerke nördlich der Alpen 1050 bis 1380: Kritischer Bestandskatalog. Berlin: Michael Imhof, 2014. p. 466.