unknown Florentine artist
Crucifix , Christ , Cross , Jesus
This crucifix, which comes from Santa Chiara in Montepulciano and is currently housed in the Museo Civico, appears to be made of painted wood, with metal nails and a loincloth made by dipping a piece of cloth in gesso and wrapping it around the wooden body. Hinges were added in the shoulders to allow the figure of Christ to be taken down from the cross on Good Friday, entombed, and then resurrected on Easter. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.