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Untitled Fragment of a Crucifixion

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Untitled Fragment of a Crucifixion

late 14th century (restrike printed 1900)
14th/19th century
633 x 279 mm (24.9 x 11 in.)


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut, probably pulled from electrotype of original block on laid paper
Print impression quality: Original block abraded, worn
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
Marks: Inscribed with caption: “Epreuve du Plus Ancien Bois Gravé Connu (aux environs de 1370) de la collection Jules Protat, Macon.”
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Credit Line: Anonymous gift, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.5.1

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Bible
  • crucifixions - From TGM:
  • early woodcut
  • New Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • restrikes - Impressions made from a printing surface or a die after the original edition or issue has been completed; refers especially to prints and to coins. [December 1992 descriptor added.]

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

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