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Panel - The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved alabaster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This finely carved and very detailed panel shows Christ on the cross, flanked by the two thieves. The Virgin Mary is represented seated on the left of the panel with a group of three figures behind her. On the left St. Dorothy is shown wearing a fillet on her head and identified with a flower in her hand. St John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene and Longius are also shown.

Physical description

Alabaster relief. Christ crucified between two thieves. Three angels with chalices under his hand and feet (chalice missing from angel under his left hand). An angel claims the soul of the thief on the left, a devil that of the thief on the right. On the left, the Virgin, St. Dorothy, another female saint, St John and Longinus with a spear and pointing to his eye. On the right, there is a centurion on horseback with a scroll and two soldiers. No colour.

Place of Origin

England (made)


late 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved alabaster

Object history note

On loan to the Museum from Dr W.L. Hildburgh since 1929. Given by W. L. Hildburgh in 1946.

Descriptive line

Alabaster panel and associated fragment depicting the Crucifixion. English, late 15th century.

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

Cheetham, Francis. English Medieval Alabasters. Oxford: Phaidon-Christie's Limited, 1984. p. 258 (cat. 185), ill. ISBN 0-7148-8014-0





Subjects depicted



Sculpture Collection

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