Footed dish or tazza depicting the Crucifixion

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Footed dish or tazza depicting the Crucifixion

Workshop of Fontana family

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Footed dish or tazza
depicting the Crucifixion


This dish of the crucifixion of Christ between two thieves has on the reverse images of angels carrying the instruments of the Passion. It may have been used as a paten or flat dish on which the bread of the Eucharist (or Last Supper) is placed during the mass.


Footed dish or tazza depicting the Crucifixion (obverse)

Footed dish or tazza depicting the Crucifixion (obverse), circa 1550, Workshop of Fontana family,
©The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

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