Religious embroidery, The Crucifixion, 16th century

Religious embroidery, The Crucifixion, 16th century

2.700,00 

This set consists of three separate pieces, all embroidered. The heads of the figures are finely hand-painted.
In the centre Jesus on the cross with Mary Magdalene at his feet, on the right surely St John.

Further information

Biblical embroideries were numerous in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
These fabrics, hand-woven or embroidered, greatly helped to spread religious messages far and wide, to rich and poor, to scholars, and even to the illiterate.

In the centre Jesus on his cross, at his feet Mary Magdalene recognisable by her long hair and her languid position, a sign of her former sinful past.

The other figures:
On the left, a wise Virgin, from the parable of the 10 virgins.
She reminds us of the message of Christ, who wants Christians to follow his principles: fidelity in his word, mercy, charity. She can be recognised by her lantern.
On the right, Saint Anne, often shown as an elderly woman, reading to a young girl, the future Virgin Mary.

Dimensions: 13.5 x 6 h30 cm18 x 6 h32 cm35 x 6 h44 cm

Dimensions: 13.5 x 6 h30 cm18 x 6 h32 cm35 x 6 h44 cm