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Joan Snyder
Art and the Nature of Grief
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Three grief-striken figures lament over the body of a dead man lying on the ground before them. One of these figures, a robed woman who clasps her hands in agony, leans forward to peer into the face of the dead man, who is rendered with dramatic foreshortening. To the left of this woman sits a long-haired man wiping his eyes while another woman with wild unkempt hair seated next to him raises her arms in abject sorrow. Three nails and a pair of vessels sit in the immediate foreground next to the artist's initials "HGB."
Hans Baldung Grien
The Lamentation
1515 – 1517
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

Käthe Kollwitz (German (culture, style, period))
The Downtrodden (Zertretene)
Gift of Edwin M. Otterbourg
This standing figure of the Virgin turns slightly toward the left with her head bowed and hands clasped before her in a restrained expression of grief. Her robe is gilded, which contributes a regal note to this somber figure.
Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group
1450 – 1500
Gift of Michael and Georgia deHavenon.
Two women and a man stand over a pile of dead bodies; one woman is visibly in a state of distress. 
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
A Woman Finds Her Husband, Kerch, Crimea
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)