The Way to Calvary
This painting is part of the group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece

Christ carries the Cross on his way to Golgotha. New Testament (Luke 23: 27-31). He is led by a rope tied around his neck. He looks back at his mother, Mary, who is attended by other women.

This panel formed the central scene of the seven scenes of Christ's Passion in the predella of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence. The Crucifixion was omitted from the predella, but placed instead above the main central panel which showed the Virgin and Child.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1317-27; died possibly 1329
Full title
The Way to Calvary
Group
Date made
possibly 1325-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
40.8 x 58.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1885
Inventory number
NG1189
Location in Gallery

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