Four Versions of the Christus by the Massys: Deciphering the Meaning of the Letters
AbstractThe Flemish painters Quentin Massys and his son Jan Massys appear to be the authors of four works with a very similar motif, the bust of Jesus Christ. These canvasses can be found in different locations today: the Prado Museum in Madrid (Spain), the RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History of The Hague (Netherlands), the Kunstmuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), and another one in a private collection. Written on the edge of the robe around the neck, these canvasses display a series of Hebrew or pseudo-Hebrew letters. We offer the complete solution deciphered, until today incomplete, for three of them, with a very similar letter sequence. Finally, we resolve completely one of the canvasses, which, until today, had no known solution. View Full-Text
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Vera, V.J.; Ávila, C.S. Four Versions of the Christus by the Massys: Deciphering the Meaning of the Letters. Religions 2017, 8, 19.
Vera VJ, Ávila CS. Four Versions of the Christus by the Massys: Deciphering the Meaning of the Letters. Religions. 2017; 8(2):19.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vera, Vicente J.; Ávila, Carmen S. 2017. "Four Versions of the Christus by the Massys: Deciphering the Meaning of the Letters." Religions 8, no. 2: 19.
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