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The Mourning Saint John the Evangelist, Virgin Mary, and Saint Mary Magdalene
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The Mourning Saint John the Evangelist, Virgin Mary, and Saint Mary Magdalene


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Description These three terracotta figures, which originally were painted with multiple colors, are from an unknown group of sculptures, probably showing the Lamentation of the Dead Christ. Such dramatic groups, which were installed in churches, were popular in northern Italy, where they provided the devout with a focus for meditation on the sufferings of Christ and those who loved him. These figures show subtle variations in their response to Christ's death.
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Date Description Narrative
6/28/1971Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Dukes Guidi of Faenza [date and mode of aquisition unknown]; Sale, Sangiorgio Galleries, Rome, 1902; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902

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Period
ca. 1500 (early Renaissance)
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.342
Measurements
H: 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Lombardy (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Emilia-Romagna (Place of Origin)

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