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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court

Lamentation

Relief
Second half 15th century (sculpted), ca. 1889 (cast)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief Description
Plaster cast, lamentation, after terracotta original by Andrea del Verrocchio, Italy, cast. ca. 1889
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.5cm
  • Width: 43.5cm
Object history
Purchased from the Berlin Museum in 1889 for 6s
Historical context
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.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1889-97

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record createdDecember 7, 1999
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