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    • Crucifix 

      Giovanni Pisano, workshop of
      This under-lifesized crucifix, considered to be miraculous, was carried in procession in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and later inserted into a fresco with mourners of the early sixteenth century, in order to ...
    • Crucifix 

      Orcagna (Andrea di Cione)
      This wooden crucifix, currently in San Carlo dei Lombardi, was originally in Orsanmichele, where it was revered as a miraculous statue by the mid fifteenth century. Is was said to have spoken to St. Antoninus, who prayed ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix in Siena Cathedral has been set in a much later narrative with sculpted mourners and angels. An old legend recounts that it was taken to the battle of Montaperti (1260) by the Sienese, but on the ...
    • Crucifix 

      Benedetto or Giuliano da Maiano
      This under life-size crucifix, currently housed in the Museo d'Arte Sacra in San Gimignano, was originally kept in the sacristy in the Collegiata in San Gimignano. This portable object was used during particular liturgical ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown Florentine artist
      This painted wood crucifix was likely made by a Florentine artist in the late fifteenth century. The muscularity of the body, not showing any downward strain but almost seeming to stand with arms outstretched, and calm and ...
    • Crucifix 

      Benedetto da Maiano, attributed to
      The lifesize crucifix (in Sta. Caterina, Florence) is made from painted wood, with a loincloth made of fabric dipped in gesso and iron nails. Lisner attributes this work, with its refined, classicizing torso, either to the ...
    • Crucifix 

      Giovanni Pisano
      This wooden crucifix in Sant'Andrea in Pistoia can be attributed on the basis of style to Giovanni Pisano and dated to c. 1300, because of its affinity to Giovanni's marble Crucifixion on his pulpit in the same church as ...
    • Crucifix 

      Giovanni Pisano, workshop of
      This under-lifesized painted wood crucifix has been attributed on the basis of style to Giovanni Pisano or his workshop, c. 1300-20. As is typical of crucifixes of the period, Jesus hangs low on the cross, his arms painfully ...
    • Crucifix 

      Angelo di Nalduccio, attributed to
      This painted wooden crucifix has been attributed to Angelo di Nalduccio on the basis of style and dated to the second half of the fourteenth century. The somewhat crude polychromy is not original -- it was redone probably ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown Tuscan artist
      This small crucifix in the Museo d'Arte Sacra in San Gimignano has been set against a painted wood panel with the symbols of the Passion, reminders of each incident in Christ's final days. So the the cock evokes the moment ...
    • Crucifix 

      Filippo Brunelleschi
      Over a century after this crucifix was made (likely 1410-15), Vasari recounted an anecdote about this crucifix. The tale goes that when Brunelleschi saw Donatello's Santa Croce crucifix, he said that Christ looked like a ...
    • Crucifix 

      Antonio del Pollaiolo
      This powerfully muscular crucifix is not made of painted wood, as almost all crucifixes are in the period. Instead, the figure is assembled from layers of cork, held together with tow (unspun flax or hemp fibers) and reeds. ...
    • Crucifix 

      Donatello
      Over a century after this crucifix was made (c. 1408), Vasari recounted an anecdote about this crucifix. The tale goes that when Brunelleschi saw this crucifix, he said that Christ looked like a farmer. Donatello challenged ...
    • Crucifix (Volto Santo) 

      unknown Tuscan artist
      This painted wood crucifix is a copy of a work known as the Volto Santo (holy face). According to believers, the Volto Santo, a wooden polychrome crucifix, is both the result of a miracle and miracle-working. It was supposed ...
    • Crucifix with St. Mary Magdalene 

      Benedetto Buglioni
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece in the church of San Pietro in Radicofani was made by Benedetto Buglioni. The techniques of using glazed terracotta were a closely-guarded secret of the Della Robbia family, one that, ...
    • Crucifix with St. Mary Magdalene, St. Anthony of Padua, and St. George 

      Bartolomeo di Giovanni
      This small crucifix (in poor condition and which looks to be made of painted wood) is affixed to a metal cross and housed in a painted tabernacle, with St. Mary Magdalene praying beneath the cross and Saints Anthony of ...
    • Crucifixion 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece is currently housed in Santa Maria Primerana in Fiesole behind plexiglass, which makes the work difficult to see and photograph. The inscription (Jeremiah I: 12, calling the traveller to ...
    • Crucifixion 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This monumental altarpiece by Andrea della Robbia adorns the Chapel of the Stigmata at the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna. The chapel was built to commemorate the site where Saint Francis received the Stigmata, physical ...
    • Crucifixion 

      Agnolo di Polo, attributed to
      This painted terracotta sculpture is in one of the chapels of the Sacro Monte at San Vivaldo. The Sacro Monte (literally sacred mountain) is a pilgrimage site built by the Franciscans. Small chapels each contain painted ...
    • Crucifixion 

      unknown artists from San Gimignano
      A possibly earlier small painted wood crucifix was affixed to an early sixteenth-century oil painting of the mourning St. Mary and St. John the Evangelist. Though this adds a narrative context, the calmness of the mourners ...