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Pietà with Donors

Date:
ca. 1515
Geography:
Made in Biron, Dordogne, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone, traces of polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall: 43 3/8 x 92 1/2 x 22 in. (110.2 x 235 x 55.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916
Accession Number:
16.31.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The donors are Pons de Gontaut and his brother Armand, Bishop of Sarlat, in whose family funerary chapel this sculpture and the Entombment originally stood. Their coats of arms were held by the angels in the Entombment scene.
Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939), Biron, France; Jacques Seligmann, Paris and New York (sold 1907); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (from 1907)
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