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Christ as Man of Sorrows Flanked by Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint John the Evangelist

Photo credit: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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This panel is part of a set of three that once formed the predella (or base) for the main altar of a Florentine convent of Dominican nuns, dedicated to Saint Peter Martyr. The roundels depicts the dead Christ against a black background, flanked by two instruments of his martyrdom: the lance used to pierce his side and a sponge soaked in wine used to quench his thirst. Mary Magdalen and Saint John the Evangelist are depicted on either side, turning towards Christ.

The Courtauld Gallery

London


Date

1420s

Medium

tempera on panel

Measurements

H 21 x W 50 cm

Accession number

P.1966.GP.10.1

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mark Gambier-Parry, 1966

Work type

Painting


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The Courtauld Gallery

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