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        Christ on the Cross, 1552-55

        Cranach, Lucas, the Elder (1472-1553). Medium: oil on panel. Date: 16th Century. Christus am Kreuz, Altarbild; Altarpiece; the artist portrayed as standing at the foot of the cross, between Martin Luther and John the Baptist; to the left of the cross Christ rises from the tomb to crush death and the evil beneath his feet; left is Moses holding Ten Commandments; bronze serpent presenting deliverance of Isreal in the wilderness; Provenance: Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Weimar, Germany. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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