UNKNOWN MASTER, Flemish
(active around 1430)

Rimini Crucifixion Altarpiece

c. 1430
Alabaster, height of cross 226 cm
Liebieghaus, Frankfurt

The present group of alabaster sculptures are from an altar executed around 1430 for the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Rimini. The figures have survived, but the framwork within which they stood has not. In the centre stands an unusually tall cross. The 12 statuettes of the Apostles, added to the Calvary scene, may be seen as late examples of the Soft Style.




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