Christ Crucified

The image of Christ crucified recalls his suffering and sacrifice. It acts as a powerful focus for prayer.

Christ is often shown, as here, at the moment of his death. The body usually is nailed to the cross through the hands and feet. There may also be the spear wound in his side.

  • The Crucified Christ, originally part of a crucifix
  • Netherlands, about 1100-50
  • Museum no. 2091-1855