Grablegung Christi

Grablegung Christi

Artist
Fra Angelico
Dating
1438/40
More about this artwork
In front of the opening of the cave and tomb, Joseph from Arimathaea is holding the lifeless but erect body of Christ. Mary and Joseph approach humbly from the side, taking hold and kissing the Saviour's hands. The panel was once the center of the predella of the high altar in San Marco, Florence. The association to the Eucharistic offering, which took place facing the altar painting, is a clear one. Three other predella panels show the legend of the martyred doctors SS Cosmas and Damian, patron saints of Florence and the Medici family, who sponsored the furnishing and appointment of the monastery. The center panel can be found in the Museo San Marco (Florence).
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 1-2
Inventory Number
WAF 38 a
Birth year of the artist
1395
Year the artist deceased
1455
Dimensions of the object
37,9 x 46,6 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1818 für die Sammlung des Kronprinzen Ludwig erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Fra Angelico, Grablegung Christi, 1438/40, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2yKn4Xq (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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