Gero Cross (976)
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|Title:||Gero Cross (976)|
|Caption:||The Gero Cross (Gero-Kreuz), in a chapel off the north aisle, is the oldest surviving monumental crucifix north of the Alps. Carved in 976 in a style ahead of its time, the crucifix depicts Jesus neither suffering nor triumphant, but with his eyes closed, dead. It is both a powerful religious image and a wonderful piece of art. With the Magi reliquary and the Madonna of Milan, the Gero Cross is one of the three major pilgrim stops in the cathedral.|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2677 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 11.2 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.9 inches @ 300 dpi
|Uploaded:||April 16, 2013|