In this case, it is not simply a cross: it is presided over by the figure of a dying Christ, flawlessly portrayed as a serene, dignified nude whose depiction allows the viewer to see the anatomical beauty of the elongated figure. The depiction is an elegant, meticulous anatomical study in which muscles, veins and ribs are visible in a way that is serene rather than dramatic, as advocated by the Spanish painter and writer, Francisco Pacheco. “This is, without a doubt, the most exquisite altar cross of its type and period in Mexico. The quality of its technical execution, the equilibrium of its structure, its delicate decorative features and, above all, the anatomical beauty of Christ crucified, make it an outstanding example of its type. In addition, the silversmith has worked with flawless accuracy in contrasting the gilded areas with the silver parts, thus obtaining a contrast of light that highlights the areas considered most important by the maker; in particular the body of Christ crucified. In summary, it is an outstanding piece that adds to the artistic catalogue of Francisco Lecadiu and shows the skill and elegance of his silverwork.” Dr. Cristina Esteras Martín.