Jacob van Oostsanen 1470 – 1533

Man of Sorrows

oil on panel (29 × 20 cm) — 1510 Museum Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

Jacob van Oostsanen biography

This work is linked to Isaiah 53:3

Standing in his grave Christ shows his wounds. Behind him a group of angels mourns. Blood from the wound in his chest is caught in a chalice. Similar cups are used during mass, symbolizing his blood.

In the background to the left a group of women mourns under the cross.

This small panel was probably used during prayer in someones home.

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