UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active late 12th century in Pisa)
Crucifix (Cross No. 15)1190s
Panel, 285 x 238 cm
One of the earliest surviving Italian panel paintings is this anonymous and undated Crucifix. This large work, perhaps intended for a choir screen, shows Christ alive on the cross. Scenes from the Passion and subsequent events are placed around him. This type of cross is termed 'Christus Triumphans'.