Christ on the Cross with Mary and Saint John, c. 1460


Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,580

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As Passion obsession developed, so did indulgences, which reduced one's punishment for sins. In the fifteenth century, people who prayed to Christ's body could earn 300 days per limb. Thomas à Kempis, whose simple writings helped shape late-medieval piety, penned fourteen separate prayers to Christ's various body parts.

Christ on the Cross with Mary and Saint John
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Catalogue Raisonne
S.V. 2324 C.O. p171, 2, 3. B.4 (3) Ssh 47.23.24 Will I65.B2 (3)
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