Christ Crucified between the Virgin and Saint John

Date: 14th century

Geography: Made in France (?)

Culture: French (?)

Medium: Sardonyx, rock crystal, gold and enamel mount

Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 7/16 in. (4.4 x 3.1 x 1.1 cm)
visible cameo: 1 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 1.9 cm)

Classification: Lapidary Work-Sardonyx

Credit Line: The Milton Weil Collection, 1940

Accession Number: 40.20.59


In the Middle Ages, familiar typologies evolved and were constantly refined in accordance with stylistic changes. The fourteenth-century Crucified Christ between the Virgin and Saint John follows a relatively static convention.