Ravenna, Museo Arcivescovile, Croce di Agnello

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Description

Front of the processional cross called “Croce di Agnello” conserved in the Archiepiscopal Museum of Ravenna.
The cross, result of many restoration works, mostly it is believed to have been created between the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
The oldest parts are the heads of 40 saints in the arms of the cross.
The figures of Risen Christ and the Virgin in prayer are more recent and they date back to the sixteenth century.

Current Ownership

Ravenna Diocese

Type

Material

Chronology Period

11th - 12th c. AD

Content Provider

Museum of Ravenna

Original Collection

Biblioteca Classense, Mario Mazzotti Archive

Content Rights