This is one wing of a diptych. The other wing is in the Lehman collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It shows Saint John the Evangelist and presumably the Magdalen.

The condition of this panel is poor. The reverse panel shows a painted cross, with some of the Instruments of Christ's Passion.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1267 or 1276; died 1337
Full title
The Dead Christ and the Virgin
Date made
probably 1330s-40s
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
Dimensions
60 x 42.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1924
Inventory number
NG3895
Location in Gallery