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Panel - The Lamentation over the dead Christ
  • The Lamentation over the dead Christ
    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560
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The Lamentation over the dead Christ

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    first half 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta in low relief

  • Museum number:

    1196-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The panel shows the Deposition of Christ from the Cross.

In the foreground lies the body of Christ, the left arm supported by St. John. In the centre beneath the shaft of the cross is the kneeling figure of the Virgin, flanked by seven mourning figures. To the right are male figures carrying (right) the nails and (left) the crown of thorns.

Bandinelli is one of the principal Florentine mannerist sculptors. He is best known for his colossal group of Hercules and Cacus (completed 1534) outside the Palazzo della Signoria, Florence and for his hostility to Michelangelo.

Physical description

In the foreground lies the body of Christ, the left arm supported by St. John. In the centre beneath the shaft of the cross is the kneeling figure of the Virgin, flanked by seven mourning figures. To the right are male figures carrying (right) the nails and (left) the crown of thorns.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

first half 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta in low relief

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm, Width: 62.2 cm

Object history note

Given by Sir J. C. Robinson, C. B.

Descriptive line

Panel, terracotta, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, by Baccio Bandinelli, Florence, first half of 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 206
Mariacher, Giovanni. La Scultura del Cinquecento. In: series Storia dell'Arte in Italia, Turin 1987, p. 113
Maclagan, Eric and Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. Text. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1932, p. 135
Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Volume II: Text. Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964, pp. 445, 446
Ferretti, Massimo. 'Giovanni Bandini', in: Per la Storia della Scultura: Materiali inediti e poco noti, Società Editrice Umberto Allemandi e C. Torino, 1992, pp. 63-65. In connection with exhibition, Turin 23 Sept - 28 Nov 1992
Cianchi, Marco. Pierino da Vinci: atti della giornata di studi. Florence, 1995, pp. 47-55, fig. 77.

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Low relief

Subjects depicted

Nail; Christianity; Crown of thorns; Figure

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity; Religion; Death

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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