Pietà with Sorrowing Angels

Workshop of Mattheus van Beveren Flemish

Not on view

Van Beveren also worked in ivory (see 1980.220) and carved larger wood and marble compositions for wealthy religious orders in Antwerp. The monumentality of this Lamentation derives from the sculptor's full-scale version of 1668, made for the altar of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in Dendermonde (now Belgium). A cutout on the back of the base indicates that a cross once stood behind the group.

Pietà with Sorrowing Angels, Workshop of Mattheus van Beveren (Flemish, Antwerp ca. 1630–1690 Brussels), Boxwood; base: wood, ebony, tortoiseshell and ivory or bone, Flemish

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.