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    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix, datable on stylistic grounds to the early fourteenth century, is housed in Sant'Agostino in San Gimignano. The attentuated, painfully stretched arms, protruding ribs, concave abdomen, contracted ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown Sienese sculptor
      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 ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown Florentine artist
      This crucifix, housed in the Old Sacristy in San Lorenzo in Florence, includes a largely illegible papal insignia under the feet, but Margrit Lisner noted that it is divided in half horizontally, which means that it must ...
    • Crucifix 

      unknown artist
      This painted wood crucifix , made sometime in the 1300s, is housed in San Francesco in Prato. This church was endowed with many works of art by Francesco Datini starting in 1383, but much of the work he commissioned has ...
    • 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 ...