CRIVELLI, Carlo
(b. 1430/35, Venezia, d. 1495, Camerino)

Pietà

c. 1470
Panel, 71 x 47 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Before a gold background and a cloth of honour made by tooling the gold surface, lamenting angels hold up the dead Christ. Christ's head is thrown back, his mouth hangs open.

This typical work reveals the intensity of Crivelli's rendering of the scenes of the Passion.