NÚÑEZ DELGADO, Gaspar
(b. ca. 1555, Ávila, d. 1606, Sevilla)
Ivory, ebony, mahogany, silver, height 68 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis
This crucifix is characterized by a masterful command of anatomy and a profoundly human expression of anguish. The inscription in Hebrew and Greek at to the top of the cross reads: "This is Jesus the King of the Jews," following the gospels of Matthew and Luke. A silver plaque set into the cross just below Christ's feet is inscribed with the artist's name and the date.