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Christ as the Man of Sorrows

ca. 1400
Made in Florence (?), Italy
Verre églomisé, painted and gilded wood
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)
Glass-Verre églomisé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
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)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500," November 25, 2008–April 12, 2009.

New York. Museum of Biblical Art. "Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese," February 11–June 12, 2011.

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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