A MASTER OF REPRESENTATION
On the back, the artist has dated and signed his work, "1473" and "CVS". The initials are attributed to master mason Conrad von Sinsheim. The artist has managed to realistically portray Christ's skin as well as the wooden surface of the cross, which constitutes a completely new representational style. In particular, it is most impressive that the entire crucifix has been carved out of a single block and yet Christ's delicate body appears to actually be nailed to the cross.