Overall: 43.8 x 11.5 cm (17 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1958.189
These traditional devotional figures at one time formed a Crucifixion group with a Crucified Christ (now lost). The ensemble may have been mounted high above the entrance to the sanctuary of a church on a barrier called a rood beam, beyond which lay people were not allowed. Crucifixion groups were common in medieval churches where they symbolized the sacrifice and real presence of Christ in the Mass.
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