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This crowded and colorful panel displays the story of Christ's Crucifixion along with episodes of damnation and salvation. At the left, Christ carries the cross and Veronica hands him her veil. In the center, Christ's broken body hangs on the cross between the two thieves. At the base of the cross, the Virgin Mary swoons as Saint John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene try to assist her. Next to them, greedy soldiers throw dice to determine who will get Christ's robes. At the top right, a voracious monster devours souls, while other souls boil to death in the fiery caldron. Below, Christ descends into Limbo to rescue Adam and Eve.

This complex narrative was once the central panel of a portable, three-part altarpiece devoted to Christ's Passion.

Details

  • Title: The Crucifixion (Main View)
  • Creator: Dreux Budé Master, possibly André d'Ypres
  • Date Created: before 1450
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 48.6 × 71.1 cm (19 1/8 × 28 in.)
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 79.PB.177
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Dreux Budé Master, possibly André d'Ypres (French, active by 1425/1426, died 1450)
  • Classification: Paintings (Visual Works)

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