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The Virgin Mary Swooning and The Descent from the Cross (fragment from a retable), ca. 1450 - ca. 1500

  • polychromy, walnut (wood)
  • 43 cm
  • Inv. 1914-EB

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Title The Virgin Mary Swooning and The Descent from the Cross (fragment from a retable)
Date ca. 1450 - ca. 1500
Period 15th century
Location Hainaut TGN
Medium and support polychromy AAT
Collection sculpture AAT
Object type walnut (wood) AAT
Inventory number 1914-EB
Acquisition credit bequest
Scribe, Fernand
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11D334 adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass
11D351 Christ suffering (with crown of thorns, head usually turned sidewards) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11HH(MARY KLEOPHAS) Mary Kleophas, sister of the Virgin Mary, mother of James the Less ('Maria Jacobi'); possible attributes: jar of ointment Iconclass
11HH(MARY MAGDALENE) the penitent harlot Mary Magdalene; possible attributes: book (or scroll), crown, crown of thorns, crucifix, jar of ointment, mirror, musical instrument, palm-branch, rosary, scourge Iconclass
31B181 fainting, swooning Iconclass
31B6214 weeping Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass
73D Passion of Christ Iconclass
73D625 bystanders at the foot of the cross, among whom Mary, Mary Magdalene and John the Evangelist; Mary may be shown swooning Iconclass
73D71 descent from the cross: Christ is taken down from the cross, usually by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea who are standing on the ladders (both arms of Christ detached) Iconclass
School / Style Early Netherlandish AAT
Oude Meesters uit het Museum voor schone Kunsten Gent in de crypte van de Sint-Baafskathedraal. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2004 (s.p., cat. 15)
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