Christ on the Way to Calvary
Predella panel of an altarpiece; other panels from the predella are in the Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany (78), and the Pinacoteca Vaticana (no. 124, no. 129)
Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia), Italian (active Siena), first documented 1417, died 1482
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The scene depicts a passage in the late thirteenth-century devotional text The Meditations on the Life of Christ, which describes Christ turning to Mary outside the gate of Jerusalem, and the unusual length of the Cross.
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