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France-002239 - Crucifixion

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The alabaster pieces displayed in the glass case portray three episodes of Christ's Passion: the Flagellation, the Crucifixion and Christ's descent into limbo.

 

The use of alabaster was widespread in the late 14th and 15th centuries. It is a soft, easily carved stone, which hardens on contact with the air. It is porous, easily painted, and when polished can be mistaken for marble.

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Taken on June 29, 2014