Circle of Bernard van Orley
The Crucifixion

Oil on panel
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

Beneath the traditional portrayal of the Crucifixion the artist has placed an image of souls in Purgatory whom Christ will visit upon his death. (See my remarks on that visit.)

Detail of Mary Magdalene
Detail of the souls

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More of the Crucifixion

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.