SODOMA, Il
(b. 1477, Vercelli, d. 1549, Siena)

Man of Sorrow

1505-08
Fresco
Abbazia, Monteoliveto Maggiore

Sodoma painted two small-format wall paintings in the passage leading from the cloister into the onetime chapter house in Monteoliveto Maggiore. In their form and subject matter - Christ Carrying the Cross and the Man of Sorrows - these are classic votive images, and that they were intended as such is underscored by the inscriptions that accompany them.