Lamentation of Christ
1620
16.12" x 11.5"
Painting, Oil on copper
Region: Italy
The Lamentation of Christ is a common subject in Christian art from the High Middle Ages to the Baroque. It depicts the event from the Passion when the Body of Christ was deposed from the cross. In this composition we see the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and St. John the Evangelist mourning the Crucified Christ.