Friday, June 19, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART - 15th Century Carvings from the Bible! Pietà

Pietà in carved and polychrome limestone, hollowed back. Assisi, the Virgin of her right hand supports the head of his son lying on his knees, legs bent at right angles; facial expression afflicted with arched eyebrows, bitter mouth and pointed chin; a thick veil with wavy edges that form a coat and returns to the front of the knees; soft folds flaring towards the ground. 

Southern Germany, Bavaria, late fifteenth century. H 55 × 52 cm