By analogy with other Crucifixes of the time, a roundel of God the Father should once have surmounted this work. The Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist are shown at each end of the Cross.

This kind of Crucifix was a common piece of church furniture in the 13th and 14th centuries and would have been hung above the altar.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1298; died 1326/31
Full title
Date made
about 1310-15
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
213.5 x 184 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
Location in Gallery