Christ with the Cross from an Antiphonal. Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum.

Christ with the Cross from an Antiphonal.

1500. German: c. 1500.

132 x 155 mm. Matted.

§ An intriguing painting, showing the instruments of the Passion, a crowing cock, the head of Judas, the thirty pieces of silver &c. A somewhat surreal piece, with the head and some of the instruments floating in the air against a rich blue background, Christ standing before a tomb clad in loincloth and red cloak with a blue cloak on the tomb, a ladder and pillar at each side. Some surface wear and damage within the image which is also cropped slightly, but an interesting and unusual painting. Item #8716

Price: $3,250.00