Crucifixes

A cross containing a representation of Christ during his crucifixion. A crucifix may be two-dimensional (such as the painted crucifixes popular during the Romanesque era) but is most often three-dimensional, with the body of Christ carved from wood or other material and affixed to the cross.

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crucifix
crucifixes
kruisbeelden Dutch
kruisbeeld Dutch
crucifixen Dutch
crocifissi Italian
crocifisso Italian
crucifijos Spanish
crucifijo Spanish
cristo Spanish

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Visual works in the shape of a cross having the figure of Christ crucified.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300248835. The J. Paul Getty Trust.