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Christ on the Cross Adored by Saints Thomas Aquinas and Catherine of Siena (Recto); Saint Dominic with Saints and Worshipping Nuns (Verso)

Lorenzo d'Alessandro da San Severino

European Art

This panel comes from the Marches, a region on the eastern side of Italy. The presence of Saint Dominic, holding a stem of lilies while spreading his cloak over a group of Dominican nuns and novices kneeling in prayer, suggests that this panel belonged to a nunnery of that order. It is a typical example of the two-sided panels that were carried in religious processions.
MEDIUM Tempera on two panels
  • Place Made: Italy
  • DATES ca. 1490
    DIMENSIONS 17 1/8 x 12 3/4 in. (43.5 x 32.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed recto left: "Bene scripisti de me Tomeus" Inscribed recto right: "Crea in me Deus"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.894a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Lorenzo d'Alessandro da San Severino (Italian, School of the Marches, documented 1462-1503). Christ on the Cross Adored by Saints Thomas Aquinas and Catherine of Siena (Recto); Saint Dominic with Saints and Worshipping Nuns (Verso), ca. 1490. Tempera on two panels, 17 1/8 x 12 3/4 in. (43.5 x 32.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg in memory of her husband, 41.894a-b
    IMAGE side, side 2, 41.894_side2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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