Christ’s Descent into Limbo, anonymous, anonymous (rejected attribution), c. 1440

Christ’s Descent into Limbo, anonymous, anonymous (rejected attribution), c. 1440

oak (wood), h 48.5cm. More details

These three groups, from a large Crucifixion altar, reveal how colourful most Gothic sculpture originally was. During a recent restoration, small slivers of glass were found in the old pigment; this would have added to the glittering impression of the whole. Research of the oak shows that the sculptures were carved after c. 1420, the felling date of the tree.

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