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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 15th century (made)

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  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pax representing The Crucifixion was probably made in the early 15th century Italy.

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze representing The Crucifixion. Christ's head inclined to the left. Below, on the left is the Virgin in prayer, on the right St. John. At the foot of the cross a skull and bone, at top I.N.R.I. and attached to the upper part of the arms are the sun and moon.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


early 15th century (made)



Marks and inscriptions



Height: 6.7 cm, Width: 5.2 cm

Descriptive line

Pax the crucifixion; bronze. Italian 15th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Molinier, É. Les plaquettes. Paris, 1886. vol. II. no. 730.
Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der Christlichen Epoche. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Band. Die Italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Zweiter Teil: Reliefs und Plaketten. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 654.
Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Zweite Auflage, Band II. Die Italienischen Bronzen. Berlin, 1904. no. 285.



Subjects depicted

Bone; Skull


Christianity; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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