Italian, Umbria - Processional Cross, about 1450

Italian, Umbria

Processional Cross, about 1450

Partly gilded silver on a wood core, 54 x 28.7 cm (21 1/4 x 11 5/16 in.) overall

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Accession number

M19w37

Provenance

Acquired by the American art historian Stanley B. Lothrop (1881-after 1942) in Perugia on the advice of Umberto Gnoli (1878-1947), an expert on the art of Umbria.
Gift from Stanley B. Lothrop to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1915.

Dimension Notes

54 x 28.7 cm (including iron pin) Depth: 3.3 cm at the head of Mary Magdalene

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 166. (as Italian, 16th century)
Alan Chong and Giovanna De Appolonia. The Art of the Cross: Medieval and Renaissance Piety in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2001), pp.19, 47-50 figs. 20-23 and 26, 82-83, cat. 10. (as Italian (Umbria), about 1450)


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