second half 14th century
Northern French or Netherlandish
Overall: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (62.2 x 74.9 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
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.