Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Artist/Maker
Object Type
Date
1490 - 1525
Medium
boxwood with silver casing
Credit Line
Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Object Number
D166a
Location
Not currently on display

Dimensions

Overall Open (diameter) : 30mm (3 cm)

Description

Left scene: Carrying of the Cross with St. Veronica; Right scene: Crucifixion with the Swoon of the Virgin and the Vera Icon

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved Latin inscriptions:

Susceperunt autum Jesum et eduxerunt. Et bajulans sibi crucem, exivit im eum qui dicitur Calvarieae locum [John 19:17-18] [left half]

O crux ave, spes unica, Hoc passionis tempore, Auge piis justitiam, Reisque dona veniam [stanza 8 of Good Friday hymn, Vexilla Regis] [right half]

[source: Romanelli]

Published References

Harald Olsen, Aeldre Uden landsk Skulptur (Copenhagen: Statens Museum for Kunst, 1980) p. 38;

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 27

Provenance

Provenance
In Royal Cabinet of Curiosities in 1690; transferred to Nationalmuseet in 1867
Previous Owner(s)
Unsorted

Subjects

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