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

Description

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.

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