Master of the Codex of Saint George / The Crucifixion (one wing of a diptych) / 14th centuryMaster of the Codex of Saint George
The Crucifixion (one wing of a diptych)
14th century

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Creator Name: Master of the Codex of Saint George
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian [Florentine], active second quarter of the 14th century
Creator Name-CRT: Master of the Codex of Saint George
Title: The Crucifixion (one wing of a diptych)
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 14th century
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting-Panel
Materials and Techniques: Tempera on wood, tooled gold ground
Dimensions: Overall: 18 x 11 3/4 in. (45.7 x 29.8 cm); Painted surface: 15 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (39.7 x 27 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 61.200.1
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1961

The deep emotional piety shown in these expressive faces and gestures is made more poignant by the weighty drapery folds modeled by sharply contrasted highlights and shadows, by the vivid coloring, and by the taught composition. The unknown artist has been linked to a miniature painter who illuminated several manuscripts, including a life of Saint George in the Vatican and a missal in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Also in the Museum's collection is a companion panel, 'The Lamentation.' It is not known whether the panels originally served as a diptych or in a larger context together with four more panels, two of which are missing and two of which are preserved in Florence. Such a work would have been, in effect, a folding portable altar. The frames on the present panels are modern.

AMICA ID: MMA_.61.200.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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