Christ is shown after the Deposition from the Cross, with the Virgin standing in the centre, the Magdalen at Christ's feet, and Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus at his head. This is a fragment of a small panel, probably from a predella. The original composition would have extended to the right and probably to the left. The standing figure of the Virgin, and to a lesser degree the figure of Christ, correspond with an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1450 - 1517/18
Full title
Mourning over the Dead Christ
Date made
probably about 1510-17
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
30.5 x 34.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2671
Location in Gallery