This is Jesus on the cross from about 1,000 years ago I think. This piece is about 3 feet tall, and I'm only capturing what's shown, but look at the detail and sophistication of this painted carving. I feel woefully inadequate knowing the history of this piece or most everything in the museum. I'm quite fascinated with it all, and hoping my art history family can help fill me in.
I don't know who this is, but it helps explain what's happening in the restoration. See the painting in the archway? This was removed from a church archway, and relocated to the museum to preserve it.
Another, I am not sure who painted.