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Crucifix of the Cathedral of Spoleto
Very high quality painting on parchment applied to wood, executed with a refined technique and in excellent condition, which bears the date 1187. It is one of the oldest examples of painted crosses and presents the type of Christus Triumphans, which will spread until the beginning of the '200.
The painting, made with egg tempera, is not spread directly on the cross, but on parchment, prepared with various increasingly thin layers of plaster and glue. The painted parchment is then attached to a cross made up of different quality wooden planks joined together. The horizontal arms are in walnut wood, and the vertical axis is in poplar wood. Originally there was a metal hook to support the cross by means of a tie rod and keep it suspended on the altar.
At the lower edge of the pictorial surface there is an inscription in Gothic characters with the date: ADMCLXXX.VII and the artist's signature: ALBERTO SO ... traditionally interpreted as '' Sotio ", but for some scholars it could be“ Solsternius ", To be identified with the master author of the splendid mosaic of the facade. It is not even certain that it is the artist's signature, it could also be the client, in the absence of certainty it would be more correct to call him Master of the cross of the Cathedral of Spoleto Spoleto. SEE WS FOR ENTIRE ARTWORK

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17691 W: 130 N: 37157] (202616)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-08
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-14 0:40
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