Perugia Crucifix

The Perugia Crucifix (Italian - Crocifisso di Perugia ) is a gold and tempera on panel painted crucifix of the Christus patiens type. It is dated to 1272 thanks to an inscription on its base reading "ANNO DOMINI MCCLXXII TEMPORE GREGORI P.P.X.. It is held in the Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, in Perugia.

Perugia Crucifix
Crusifix Maestro di San Francesco. Perugia.jpg
ArtistMaster of St Francis
Year1272
Mediumtempera and gold on panel
Dimensions410 cm × 328 cm (160 in × 129 in)
LocationGalleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

It is one of a small number definitively attributed to the Master of Saint Francis. It was first attributed to him by Henry Thode in 1885.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Enio Sindona, Cimabue e il momento figurativo pregiottesco, Rizzoli Editore, Milano, 1975.