Processional Cross with Saint Mary Magdalene and a Blessed Hermit  1395

by Lorenzo Monaco

Representative of the early work of Lorenzo Monaco, a Camaldolese monk and leading Florentine painter of the end of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth century, the delicate colors and simplified forms of this Crucifixion are exceptionally well preserved. The medallion above the crucified Christ contains an image of Christ in Glory, holding a palm in ...
Panel (Including Frame): 57.3 × 28 cm (22 1/2 × 11 1/16 in.); Pa
Tempera on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago