Front with Corpus Chirsti
Front with Corpus Chirsti

Processional Cross


Artist
Italian (Italian)
Date
15th century
Medium
Gilt bronze, wood
Dimensions
- : 19 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (48.89 x 31.12 x 3.18 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2016.57.33

Label
This double-sided crucifix would have been mounted on a staff and used to lead processions during church services and religious festivals. The front of the cross bears an image of the crucified Christ in the center, surrounded by angels above and below, and by the Virgin Mary and an apostle to the left and right. The reverse of the cross bears an image of a bishop surrounded by symbols of the four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Object Type
Metal
Academic Themes
Death and Dying