France, Paris(?) or Brittany(?), 15th Century / Leaf from a Book of Hours: Christ Carrying the Cross / c. 1410-1420France, Paris(?) or Brittany(?), 15th Century
Leaf from a Book of Hours: Christ Carrying the Cross
c. 1410-1420

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: France, Paris(?) or Brittany(?), 15th Century
Title: Leaf from a Book of Hours: Christ Carrying the Cross
Title Type: Primary
Title: Christ Carrying the Cross: Leaf from a Book of Hours
Title Type: Former
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1405
Creation End Date: 1425
Creation Date: c. 1410-1420
Creation Place: Paris or Brittany
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera and gold on vellum
Dimensions: Each leaf: 17.2cm x 12.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.127
Credit Line: The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection
Provenance: [Bruce Ferrini, Akron]
Context: Leaf from a Book of Hours:Christ Carrying the Cross (Hours of the Cross, Sext), about 1410-20France, Brittany(?)Ink, tempera, and gold on vellumThe Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection CMA 1999.127[Cat. no. 27]Within a book of hours, the Hours of the Cross, if present, normally received only one miniature, a Crucifixion, as its introduction. There are exceptions, however, and in some books of hours a Passion cycle of seven miniatures, one for each hour (except lauds), might be found. This leaf, with its miniature of Christ carrying the cross, would have been part of a cycle of such pictures in which it introduced the hour of sext (confirmed by the phrase, Ad Sextam). The composition shows Christ, laboring to support the weight of the cross, on his sad journey to Calvary. The Virgin and St. John appear at the far left as the group exits the gates of Jerusalem. In the background, the body of Judas is seen suspended from a tree high up on a hill.This leaf may have been excised from the same manuscript as that shown to the left (no. 26), which may suggest that this artist was a collaborator of the Boethius Illuminator.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.127
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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