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Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Date:
ca. 1400
Geography:
Made in Florence (?), Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Verre églomisé, painted and gilded wood
Dimensions:
Overall (glass only): 5 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. (13.2 x 8.3 cm) Framed: 7 13/16 x 5 7/16 x 13/16 in. (19.9 x 13.8 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Verre églomisé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.845
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Christ shown both living and dead as the Man of Sorrows became an important image at the end of the Middle Ages, when his suffering increasingly became the focus of private devotion.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 38.

Puglisi, Catherine, and William Barcham, ed. Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese. New York; London: Museum of Biblical Art, 2011. no. 7, pp. 44-47.



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