Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group

Accession Number

Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group


Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
wood, paint and gilding

38 1/16 in x 11 ¼ in x 8 ⅜ in (96.68 cm x 28.58 cm x 21.27 cm);38 1/16 in x 11 ¼ in x 8 ⅜ in (96.68 cm x 28.58 cm x 21.27 cm);x 8 15/16 in x 6 ⅞ in x 22.7 cm x 17.46 cm

Credit Line
Gift of Michael and Georgia deHavenon.

Subject matter
This figure of the Virgin once accompanied a statue of the crucified Christ and a mourning St. John the Evangelist as part of a crucifixion group that decorated the interior of a church in Castile. The muted coloring of the figure together with her somber expression quietly convey her grief.

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area

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gilding (technique)

6 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Early Modern European Objects
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Grief and Mourning Rituals
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Religious Life in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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