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Altarpiece Containing Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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This is one of only two near-complete Nottingham alabaster altarpieces in the country – the other is the Swansea Altarpiece in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In medieval times most alabaster panels would have been grouped together in altarpieces. The five panels read chronologically from left to right and show the Betrayal, Flagellation, Crucifixion, Entombment and Resurrection. In the first panel, Judas’ kiss identifies Christ to soldiers who will arrest him.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery







H 70 x W 165 x D 9.7 cm

Accession number

NCM 1982-641

Acquisition method

purchased from Sotheby's, 1982

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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