Bowes Museum: Lamentation

Lamentation2   Lamentation3   Lamentation4

The above oil on triptych panel dates to between 1500-1550 and is attributed to the 16th century Italian Northern Renaissance painter Ambrosius Benson. The painting illustrates the moment after Jesus’s body was removed from the cross. Joseph of Arimathea holds the linen cloth in which Jesus will be wrapped and Nicodemus clutches a jar of spices. The entombment is represented in the background which includes Mount Calvary (the place of skulls) and a distant view of Jerusalem. In the side panels. Mary Salome and Mary Cleophas hold jars of spices to prepare Christ’s body for the tomb.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s