Italian, Venice - Processional Cross, about 1450

Italian, Venice

Processional Cross, about 1450

Gilded copper on a wood core, 52 x 29.8 cm (20 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

M30c17

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the dealer A. Pickert, Nuremberg, on 17 August 1897 for 550 marks.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 277. (as probably provincial Italian, 14th or 15th 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. 16, 19, 20, 37 fig. 15, 48, 50, 73-77, cat. 8.


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Commentary

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