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crucifix from the Collegiate Chruch of St. Maria in Kapitol in Cologne

unknownaround 1160

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany

The monumental sculpture comes from the Collegiate Church of St. Maria im Kapitol in Cologne. It probably served as a cross atop a triumphal arch. The diagonal position of the body and the raised right arm become standard features of cologne crucifixes modelled on the Gero cross made around 970.

Details

  • Title: crucifix from the Collegiate Chruch of St. Maria in Kapitol in Cologne
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: around 1160
  • Location: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, permanent exhibition "Middle Ages"
  • Location Created: Cologne, Rhineland, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: H 220 cm x B 200 cm x T 35,5 cm
  • Provenance: Donated
  • Rights: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg (Foto: GNM / Georg Janßen)
  • Medium: body: willow, head: walnut
  • Art Movement: Middle Ages

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