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Panel - Nailing of Christ to the Cross

Nailing of Christ to the Cross

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Cologne (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1538 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Remisch, Gerhard (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E.E. Cook Esquire.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture 1300-1600, Room 27, case WE

This panel shows Christ being nailed to the cross in preparation for the crucifixion. This image is a late development in Christian art. It is representative of a movement that started in the period 1200-1300, which showed the sufferings of Christ and his torments. The movement was intended to appeal to the emotional side of human nature. It sought to encourage the viewer to understand and share in the suffering of Christ.

Physical description

Stained glass panel in red, purple, green and pale blue with grisaille and yellow stain, depicting Christ nailed to the cross.

Place of Origin

Cologne (made)


ca. 1538 (made)


Remisch, Gerhard (made)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass


Height: 98.9 cm in display frame, Width: 57.6 cm in display frame, Weight: 7.6 kg in wooden frame, Depth: 3.2 cm in display frame

Historical context note

Believed to be from Window 17

Descriptive line

Clear and coloured glass panel with silver stain and painted details. Depicting the nailing of Jesus Christ to the Cross. From the cloisters of Steinfeld Abbey, near Cologne. Workshop of Gerhard Remisch. Germany (Cologne), about 1538

Labels and date

Jesus Christ Nailed to the Cross
One of a series of panels depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ. His mother, Mary, and Mary Magdalene are in the background.A Roman soldier and Jews stand observing while a man hammers a nail through Jesus's palm, fixing him to the Cross.

Cologne, Germany, about 1538
From the Workshop of Gerhard Remisch
Clear and coloured glass, with paint and silver stain
From the cloisters of Steinfeld Abbey, near Cologne
Museum no. C.276-1928 [(TAB) 13.12.07]

Production Note

From the workshop of Gerhard Remisch

Subjects depicted

Arch; Nail; Cross; Halo; Column; Hammer; Pike; Pliers; Christianity; Soldier


Stained Glass; Christianity


Ceramics Collection

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