Mourning over the dead Christ

Plany sobre Crist mort, Joan Mates
 

Mourning over the dead Christ

 

Mourning over the dead Christ

Joseph of Arimathea, recognized as a person of well-known wealth and public prestige, is represented, as in this scene, dressed in rich clothing and with a bulging money-bag. In this instance, in a display of fashion, the latter is carved with the same texture as his hooded cape. The careful treatment of the clothing and the bulging bolsa thus reflect Joseph’s high rank.

 

Mourning over the dead Christ, Joan Mates, c. 1410-1420

Room 24

 

Plany sobre Crist mort, Joan Mates