This masterpiece was created by the artist Cenni de Peppi,
known as Cimabue in 1288 and was incorporated into the incredible frescoes
of the magnificent church of Santa Croce, the large Franciscan Church in
Florence, Italy. Cimabue is generally regarded as the last great Italian
painter working in the Byzantine style and was the teacher of the other
Italian master, Giotto. The large cross measures approximately 15' by 13'
overall. It remained
in this church all the years until it was severely damaged in the devastating flood of
Florence in 1966. It now is housed in the Refectory of the Museum of the
Opera di la Santa Croce. The original paint work was severely damaged and
remains somewhat unrepaired. In 1976, the
Crucifix underwent a major
restoration, during which it was possible to conserve the remaining layers
Cimabue's crucifix is removed from Santa Croce after the 1966 flood.
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|size of corpus||24"||36"||48"|
|size of cross||42"x38"||60"x54"||78"x71"|
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