Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

Seven Sorrows: The Lamentation

oil on panel (63 × 46 cm) — 1495-1496 Museum Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to John 19:38

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Final panel of Dürer's series on The Seven Sorrows of Mary. Dürer combined the persons of the Descent from the Cross and the Lamentation into one panel.

The figures without halo are probably Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, who took Jesus from the cross. Also: Mary (kneeling), Mary Magdalene (with ointment jar), Mary of Bethany and John the Evangelist. Next to Jesus is the crown of thorns.

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