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The essence of Christian belief is that Christ came to earth in human form and suffered a human death for the sins of mankind. The large size of this panel suggests it would have formed the central portion of an altarpiece. Although the suffering figure of Christ on the cross is the main focus, the panel is filled with other figures that would have called to mind the Gospel accounts of Christ’s death.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery







H 78 x W 36.5 x D 8 cm

Accession number

NCM 1932-28

Acquisition method

purchased from Sotheby & Co., 1932

Work type



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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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