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Lamentation over the Dead Christ
Lamentation over the Dead Christ

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Images of the Virgin Mary were incredibly popular in the medieval church. She was venerated as the mother of Christ and for the miracles of the immaculate conception and the virgin birth. Images of Mary mourning her dead son, Jesus, were known as Our Lady of Pity and deliberately attempted to create a strong emotional response from the viewer. The Virgin, wearing a voluminous mantle, is seated and holds the fringe of her hood with her left hand.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery







H 32 x W 19.5 x D 7.5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1925-53

Acquisition method

purchased from Mr George Harding, 1925

Work type



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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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