National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Crucifix Probably Rhenish or Mosan 12th Century
Rhenish 12th Century (artist)
Mosan 12th Century (artist)
Crucifix, c. 1150/1175
gilded copper alloy with champlevé enamel, one jasper stone, and glass
overall (cross): 28.9 x 20.8 cm (11 3/8 x 8 3/16 in.) overall (corpus): 15.3 x 15.8 cm (6 x 6 1/4 in.) overall (cross height with base): 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)
Widener Collection
On View
From the Tour: Medieval Metalwork and Enamels
Object 2 of 8

1907Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection; Objets d'Art I. Middle Ages and Renaissance. (by Jules Mannheim) Paris, 1907: 49, n. 63.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 31.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 9, as Rhenish 12th Century, Cross of copper gilt with champlevé enamel.
1952Christensen, Erwin O. Objects of Medieval Art from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1952: 8-10, 30.
1961Verdier, Philippe. "Un monument inédit de l'art mosan du XIIe siècle. La crucifixion symbolique de la Walters Art Gallery." Revue belge d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art 30 (1961): 123, fig. 6.
1975Verdier, Philippe. "Emaux mosans et rhéno-mosans dans les collections des Etats-Unis." RB 44 (1975): 25.
1983Hürkey, Edgar. Das Bild des Gekreuzigten im Mittelalter: Untersuchung zu Gruppierung, Entwicklung und Verbreitung anhand der Gewandmotive. Worms, 1983: 11, 56, 160.
1987Henig, Martin and Mary Whiting. Engraved Gems from Gadara in Jordan: the Sa'd Collection of Intaglios and Cameos. Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, monograph no. 6. Oxford, 1987: 32 (on the engraved gem).
1993Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 13-18, color repro. 14.
2004Devotion & Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago, 2004: 35, 92.

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Artist Information (Mosan 12th Century)
Artist Information (Rhenish 12th Century)
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