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Untitled Fragment of a Crucifixion,

Woodcut, probably pulled from electrotype of original block on laid paper

Print impression quality: Original block abraded, worn

Dimensions (Sheet): 633 x 279 mm (24.9 x 11 in.)

Inscribed with caption: “Epreuve du Plus Ancien Bois Gravé Connu (aux environs de 1370) de la collection Jules Protat, Macon.”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Modern restrike impression from the “Bois Protat,” the oldest known printing block in the West; the block originally was intended to print on large pieces of fabric (paper of that size was not manufactured in the 14th century) for Burgundian dress

Accession number: 1978.5.1

Anonymous gift, 1978

Work Type: print

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