Christ in the Tomb and the Virgin

Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, Italian (active Florence), first documented 1368, died 1415

Geography:
Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1377

Medium:
Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain

Dimensions:
40 5/16 x 33 9/16 inches (102.4 x 85.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

* Gallery 210, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 8

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
This Pietà, or the dead Christ mourned by his mother, once adorned a wealthy family's burial chamber in Florence's All Saints' Church, known as the Ognissanti. Situated above the tomb, it presented an especially poignant image of loss.


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