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Christ in the Tomb and the Virgin

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

Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

c. 1377

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain

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

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 310, European Art 1100-1500, third floor (Giorgi Family Foundation Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 8

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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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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