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Overall: 43.9 x 10.9 cm (17 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1957.500
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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