The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross:
The Digging for the Cross (bottom middle left), Adam Elsheimer
Adam Elsheimer
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Digging for the Cross (bottom middle left)
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The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Digging for the Cross (bottom middle left), 1603 – 1605


Dimensions
14.7 x 16.1 x 0.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
2118
Acquisition
Acquired in 1971 as part of a donation campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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Title
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Digging for the Cross (bottom middle left)
Painter
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The Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross
Part Number / Total
3 / 7
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1971 as part of a donation campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

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Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 355

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Primary
  • 11D4116 the finding of the True Cross
  • 11HH(HELENA) empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great; possible attributes: model of church, (royal) crown, crown of thorns, cross, three nails
  • 11H(MACARIUS I. HIEROSOLYMITANUS) male saints (MACARIUS I. HIEROSOLYMITANUS)

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