European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
CrucifixMade in Delft, Netherlands, Europe
Made by De Twee Scheepjes (The Two Little Ships), Delft, 1619 - 1794. Under Johannes Gaal, active at De Twee Scheepjes (The Two Little Ships) 1707-25, or his widow, Lijsbeth Gaal-van der Plank, active at De Twee Scheepjes (The Two Little Ships) until 1727.
Tin-glazed earthenware with blue decoration accented with red
Currently not on view
1921-3-171,aBequest of Emmeline Reed Bedell for the Bradbury Bedell Memorial Collection, 1921
LabelThis exceptionally rare Delft crucifix fits into a separate base and is executed entirely in the Dutch style with blue and white decoration accented with dripping, reddish drops. Roman Catholic imagery such as a crucifix would have been uncommon in the Protestant northern provinces of the Netherlands. This figure of Christ may have been made for the private devotions of a Roman Catholic household.