European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Christ in the Tomb and the VirginMade in Florence, Italy, Europe
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, Italian (active Florence), first documented 1368, died 1415
Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain
Cat. 8John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis 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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