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The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ

Date:
1487
Culture:
Italian, Faenza
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
29 1/2 x 64 x 12in. (74.9 x 162.6 x 30.5cm) a confirmed: 9 1/8 × 28 5/8 × 6 3/4 in., 30.3 lb. (23.2 × 72.7 × 17.1 cm, 13.7 kg) b confirmed: 27 3/4 in., 54.1 lb. (70.5 cm, 24.5 kg) c confirmed: 28 5/8 in., 31.9 lb. (72.7 cm, 14.4 kg) d confirmed: 29 1/4 in., 33.9 lb. (74.3 cm, 15.4 kg) e confirmed: 27 1/2 in., 32.9 lb. (69.9 cm, 14.9 kg) f confirmed: 28 5/8 in., 36 lb. (72.7 cm, 16.4 kg) g confirmed: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) h confirmed: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.26a–h
Not on view
The figures expressing their grief around the figure of the dead Christ are, left to right, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Christ flanked by her two sisters, Saint John, and Joseph of Arimathea.
Inscription: Inscribed on section (g): M; inscribed on section (h): CCCCLXXXVII; on reverse of section H, in old ink, "Luca dalla Robia fece 1 an 1487" with some change of the 8 to a 1.
Museo Pasolini , Faenza (until 1854) ; Émile Gaillard , Paris (until 1904; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 7, 1904, no. 400; sold to MMA)
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