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The Crucifixion  1538

by Lucas Cranach the Elder

In this crowded scene, traditional vignettes from the Crucifixion story surround the central figure of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus’s mother, the Virgin Mary, swoons amid a group of believers in the lower left corner. On the other side of the cross are Christ’s condemners and the cynics who rejected him, among them the soldiers who cast dice to divide up his clothing. ...
47 3/4 × 32 1/2 in. (121.1 × 82.5 cm); painted surface: 47 × 32
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago