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Churches >  Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Altar of the Crucifix

Author: Baldassare Longhena
Century: XVII°
DATE: 1672 POSITION: left nave - first altar (on the map n° 2) METHOD: sculpture MATERIAL: marble

The altar, designed by Baldassare Longhena and executed by the Flemish Giusto Le Court, was built in 1672 by Father Agostino Maffei.

On the tympanum, angels hold up the image of the Veronica's burial cloth; between the two marble columns, there are another two angels holding the tools to the Passion of Christ, while two others are kneeling at the foot of the crucifix.
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