The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross:
Emperor Heraclius’ Entry into Jerusalem, Adam Elsheimer
Adam Elsheimer
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: Emperor Heraclius’ Entry into Jerusalem
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The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: Emperor Heraclius’ Entry into Jerusalem, 1603 – 1605


Dimensions
22.7 x 15.4 x 0.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
2054
Acquisition
See separate text for information on purchase and inventory numbers of the panels.
Status
On display

Audio

  • 01:43
    Basic information
  • 01:57
    Focus on Frankfurt
  • 01:55
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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: Emperor Heraclius’ Entry into Jerusalem
Painter
Altar
The Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross
Part Number / Total
6 / 7
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
See separate text for information on purchase and inventory numbers of the panels.

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Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 700

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  • 11D41172 Heraclius' entry into Jerusalem: as asked by an angel, the emperor, stripped of his royal robes, carries the True Cross into the city

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15.05.2019