The Crucifixion (Main View (.157v) / book image source)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Here the turbaned figure at right appears to direct the viewer's meditation upon the meaning of the image by pointing at Christ on the cross with one hand and down toward the skull and bone with the other. Mary is shown at left with a sword piercing her heart, a graphic and symbolic indication of her deep sorrow.


  • Title: The Crucifixion (Main View (.157v) / book image source)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1500–1505
  • Location Created: Westphalia, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 38.7 × 27.9 cm (15 1/4 × 11 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 86.MG.480.157v
  • Culture: German
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 18, fol. 157v
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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