Detail of the Road to Calvary on a
Tympanum with scenes from the story of Christ
Larnaca, Cyprus, early 13th? century
Physical description: Tympanum, marble, with a relief of the Ascension. The relief shows the Ascension with the twelve apostles, two archangels and the Virgin orans;
other scenes show the Carrying of the Cross, the Crucifixion, the Baptism of Christ, the Annunciation, and the Maries at the Sepulchre.
Place of Origin: Larnaca (made)
Date: ca. 1210 - ca. 1230 (made)
Materials and Techniques: Marble
Referenced on p17, WAR 018 Knight of Outremer AD 1187-1344 (Warrior) by David Nicolle (Author), Christa Hook (Illustrator)
The Road to Calvary, on a marble tympanum from Larnaca, Cyprus, AD 1200-50.
Two soldiers wear full mail-armour but no surcoats in a very rare piece of Crusader art from the first half of the 13th century.
(V & A Museum, inv. A.2-1982, London)
The full image of this Tympanum with scenes from the story of Christ, Larnaca, Cyprus, early 13th? century. Victoria and Albert Museum A.2-1982
See also 'Jesus Betrayed by Judas', Byzantine Frescoes in the Enkleistra of St. Neophytos, Paphos, Cyprus, 1182-1196AD
Brocardus de Charpignie, a Flemish knight, Larnaca, Cyprus, 1270AD
Frescoes of the Betrayal of Jesus, with the same composition, from the Churches of: St Mammas, Louvaras; the Holy Saviour, Paleochorio; Archangel Michael, Galata, 15th-16th centuries
Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers