The mourning of Christ is not described in the Bible, but it is a frequently recurring theme in painting. Bloemaert places the body of Christ, laid out on a white cloth, at the centre of his composition. Mary, John and Mary Magdalene kneel by his body. Left in the foreground are the crown of thorns and the nails, two of the passion instruments. To the right there is an embalming jar and the dish with water, with which the body has been washed. In the background is the tomb of Christ.
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|Title||The lamentation of Christ|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 169,5 cm
Height 127 cm
|Accession number||2062 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Vrienden van het Museum / Friends of the Museum 1937|
|Creation date||in circa 1625|
|Age artist||About 59 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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