Lamentation

Lamentation

Acquired in exchange from the former Königlichen Museen (Gipsformerei, Berlin) in 1889 for 6s

Original:

Lamentation
Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-88)
Second half of the 15th century
Terracotta
Kaiser-Friedrich Museum, Berlin, Germany, destroyed by fire in 1945

The relief was of unpainted terracotta, much damaged at the top, with cracks running through it. The subject matter of the Lamentation over the Dead Christ prior to His entombment indicates that this may have been the model for a relief destined for a funerary monument.