Crucified Christ, Copper alloy, gilt, German

Crucified Christ

ca. 1150–75
Made in Rhine valley, Germany
Copper alloy, gilt
Overall: 6 x 5 3/4 in. (15.2 x 14.6 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1972
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
This corpus from an altar cross possesses great strength and individuality. It can be related to a group of cast figures from the Rhine Valley that continues an earlier tradition of depicting the suffering figure of Christ in a naturalistic way with softly modeled anatomical details.
[ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (sold 1949)] ; [Joseph Brummer Collection sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries (May 11–14, 1949, no. 376)] ; André Tressley, New York (sold 1972)
Part Two of the Notable Art Collection Belonging to the Estate of the Late Joseph Brummer. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 11–14, 1949. no. 376, pp. 88-9.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 88.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred First Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1972 through June 30, 1973." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 103 (1973). p. 46.