Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion groupArtist(s)Object Creation Date1450-1500Medium & Supportwood, paint and gildingDimensions
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 cmCredit LineGift 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 Sculpture Primary Object TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaWesternRights
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