GOES, Hugo van der
(b. ca. 1440, Ghent, d. 1482, Bruxelles)
Calvary Triptych (central panel)1465-68
Oil on wood
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent
The central panel of the triptych depicts Christ nailed to a tall cross, with the two thieves to either side of him, tied to their gibbets. They are surrounded by a crowd of figures and horsemen, and the city of Jerusalem is visible in the background.