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Plaster cast - Lamentation

Lamentation

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence, Italy (sculpted)

  • Date:

    Second half 15th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1889 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Verrocchio, born 1435 - died 1488 (after, sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1889-97

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

The relief was of unpainted terracotta, much damaged at the top, with cracks running through it. This cast was taken from the terracotta original by Andrea del Verrocchio and was formerly in the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum, Berlin, destroyed by fire in 1945.

Place of Origin

Florence, Italy (sculpted)

Date

Second half 15th century (sculpted)
ca. 1889 (cast)

Artist/maker

Verrocchio, born 1435 - died 1488 (after, sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 43.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Berlin Museum in 1889 for 6s

Historical context note

The relief was of unpainted terracotta, much damaged at the top, with cracks running through it. The subject matter of the Lamentation over the Dead Christ prior to His entombment indicates that this may have been the model for a relief destined for a funerary monument.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast, lamentation, after terracotta original by Andrea del Verrocchio, Italy, cast. ca. 1889

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Jesus Christ; Death; Mourning

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity

Collection code

SCP

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