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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
1942.9.282
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From the Tour: Medieval Metalwork and Enamels
Object 2 of 8

Provenance

Rodolphe Kann, Paris, before 1907, as "made on the banks of the Rhine," twelfth century;[1] (Duveen Brothers, London or New York), 1908; purchased 2 October 1908 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, as Rhenish, twelfth century; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

[1] Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection: Objets d'Art, I. Middle Ages and Renaissance (Paris, 1907), (Objets d'Art section by Jules Mannheim), 49, n. 63. The year of Kann's death is given as either 1905 or 1907, depending on the source.

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