unknown Sienese sculptor
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This painted wooden crucifix is dated to the third quarter of the fourteenth century on the basis of style. This large crucifix has its original polychromy, revealed when restorers removed layers of repaint. As is typical for crucifixes from this time, the emaciated body hangs low from painfully stretched looking arms, and copious blood is painted cascading from the wounds, emphasizing Christ's suffering. His divinity is suggested by the suffering but still noble face and the richly gilded loincloth. Originally in San Pietro in Montalcino, the work is housed today in the Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, Montalcino. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.