Arezzo Cross


after Cimabue (1251 – 1302)

Medieval works of art always had a precise function in connection with the place for which it was created. These large crosses, measuring sometimes as much as 18 feet in height, hung over the altars of the churches and cathedrals.

This crucifix was created for the church of San Domenico in Arezzo and is one of Cimabue's earliest works. The circular form at the top depicts Christ as Pantocrator, meaning "Almighty".

Mixed media with gold leaf


8 x 6