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Ugolino di Nerio: 'The Deposition'
This painting is part of the group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece
Joseph of Arimathea (?), on the ladder, lowers the dead Christ from the cross. The Virgin, accompanied by the Maries, embraces him. Saint John the Evangelist supports Christ on the right, while Nicodemus (?) removes a nail from his feet. This incident is not described in the Gospels.

This panel formed the fifth of the seven scenes of Christ's Passion in the predella of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence.

The composition is similar to that of the same subject in Duccio's 'Maestà' (Siena, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo).

Other paintings in this group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece

The Betrayal of Christ
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Betrayal of Christ
The Way to Calvary
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Way to Calvary
Isaiah
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Isaiah
Saints Simon and Thaddeus
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Saints Simon and Thaddeus
Spandrel Angels
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Spandrel Angels
Saints Bartholomew and Andrew
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Saints Bartholomew and Andrew
The Resurrection
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Resurrection
Moses
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Moses
David
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
David
Spandrel Angels
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Spandrel Angels

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