Altar painting of the Crucifixion

Attributed to Vicino da Ferrara
Ferrara, c. 1469/1470
From the monastery of Sant’Antonio in Ferrara
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Émile Peyre, 1905
Inv. PE 91
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This altar painting from the refectory of the Sant’Antonio monastery in Ferrara depicts a Crucifixion scene with the Virgin Mary, St John, Mary Magdalene clinging to the cross, and four flying angels. The city of Jerusalem in shown at the end of a winding path in the background. Adam’s skull lies in the foreground at the foot of the Cross; Christ’s blood flowing over the skull is a symbol of redemption.

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