Christ carrying the Cross (Richier)

Christ carrying the Cross (French: Le Christ Portant Sa Croix) is a 15th century polychrome and oak sculpture attributed to the French sculptor Ligier Richier in the Église de Saint-Laurent in Pont à Mousson in Meurthe-et-Moselle.[1] It is thought to have come from the chapel of "Mount Olive" erected by Philippe de Gueldres in the garden of the Clarisses monastery in Pont-à-Mousson.[2]

The sculpture was designated as a Monument historique in 1934.[1]

Christ carrying the Cross. Height: 180 cm


  1. ^ a b "Historical monuments: Christ carrying his cross". French Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 3 February 2019
  2. ^ "Ligier Richier L'Artiste et Son Oeuvre" by Paul Denis. Published in Paris in 1911


  • Denis, Paul. Ligier Richier, l’artiste et son œuvre. Paris-Nancy: Berger-Levrault, 1911

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