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Niccolo di Liberatore: 'Christ on the Cross, and Other Scenes'

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This altarpiece shows scenes from the life of Christ.

At the left at the top: 'Agony in the Garden'; At the left at the bottom: the 'Way to Calvary'.

In the centre: 'Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and two Holy Women, Saints John and Francis'.

At the right at the top: 'The Resurrection'; at the right at the bottom, 'Mourning over the Dead Christ'.

The central pediment has a relief of 'yhs' (a monogram for Christ) within a sun, under a crown.

The altarpiece was probably painted for the Franciscan convent of S. Chiara, Aquila.

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