(b. ca. 1480, Regensburg, d. 1538, Regensburg)


c. 1526
Linden panel, 29 x 21 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

A turbulent, darkening sky, signifying the eclipse at Christ's death, is seen behind Altdorfer's obliquely placed Crucifixion panel. Mary Magdalen is seen from the back in a melancholic pose, as the other Marys leave with St John the Evangelist and a bearded elder just before the deposition takes place.