(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)

Lamentation over the Dead Christ

c. 1472
Ognissanti, Florence

Marked by the signs of grief, Mary is embracing her dead son. Mary Magdalene and St John are holding Christ's arms and legs, his hands and feet marked with the stigmata. Around the group are six other saints, including, on the right, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Behind them, on the Hill of Golgotha, the trunk of the Cross is towering up in front of a view of the city of Jerusalem.