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Christ the man of Sorrows between the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist

Benozzo Gozzoli

The work is an Imago pietatis, with Christ shown dead, standing upright in a pink sarcophagus flanked by the Virgin mary and St. John. The gold background is still used for the haloes, but otherwise the sky is shown naturalistically. This episode is not present in the Gospels, and suggests an image made for meditation, as in the Pietà of Giovanni Bellini in Room 6.

Download hi-res image TITLE Christ the man of Sorrows between the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist
AUTHOR Benozzo Gozzoli
DATE 1469-74
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
TECNICA OPERA tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 29x72
INVENTORY 6101
ROOM V
Work Not On Display
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