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Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group

Accession Number
1975/2.197

Title
Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group

Artist(s)

Object Creation Date
1450-1500

Medium & Support
wood, paint and gilding

Dimensions
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
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Christianity
gilding (technique)
grief
mourners

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