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The Deposition, (excluding any possibility of distraction), is represented as intense embracing. Joseph of Arimathaea and John support the lifeless body, while Nicodemus removes the nails from the feet and the Virgin reaches out yearningly to her son, looking into his closed eyes. One of the Marys holds Christ's arm to her face, while the others, their hands covered by their veils, are tragic masks of grief. The little stream of blood under the cross, also present in the previous scene, has a dramatic realism.
Sienna, Italy, Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo), Style: Italian Byzantine, School: Byzantine, Movement: Byzantine, Italian, Painting;, Painting
Style: Italian Byzantine; School: Byzantine; Movement: Byzantine; Italian; Painting;
Sienna, Italy; Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo)
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Unknown, "Maesta (verso) (detail)" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 1533.