Gothic sculptures



The Altarpiece of the Passion of Christ

The Altarpiece of the Passion of Christ
Date : 1401-1500
Designation : Elément de prédelle de retable
Field : Sculpture
Material : Calcaire
Technique : Taille directe
Dimensions (cm) : Largeur : 100 Hauteur : 58.5 Profondeur : 19.5
Location : Exhibited
Room : salle capitulaire
Inventory number : RA 775 B

The origin of this altarpiece is unknown, but its style suggests it belongs with regional artistic productions from the end of the Middle Ages. In an evocative, picturesque approach, the Passion of Christ is described in small units which follow one another, set out over several registers, vertically tiered: the Capture of Christ, The Mocking of Christ, Jesus is scourged, Jesus is condemned, Our Lady of Pity, Entombment, Holy Women at the Tomb.
Placed behind and above the altar, the altarpiece was visible to all in order to inspire sinners to repent.

(Other Inventory number : RA 775 A)

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