Man of Sorrows

Niccolò di Tommaso Italian

On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 08

This impressive devotional image by a follower of Nardo di Cione presumably came from a Florentine monastery. It may originally have been placed above a door or as a lunette beneath an arch, or possibly in a niche above a tomb. Shown as the Man of Sorrows, at once dead and alive, Christ displays the wounds of his Passion.

Man of Sorrows, Niccolò di Tommaso (Italian, Florence, active 1343–76), Fresco transferred to canvas, Italian

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