Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Maesta (verso) (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sienna, Italy, Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo), Style: Italian Byzantine, School: Byzantine, Movement: Byzantine, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Byzantine; School: Byzantine; Movement: Byzantine; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Sienna, Italy; Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo)

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0041

Maesta (verso) (detail)

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