Twenty Scenes from the Life of Christ [scenes 3 and 4 above; scenes 13 and 14 below]
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Twenty Scenes from the Life of Christ [scenes 3 and 4 above; scenes 13 and 14 below] 15th century
The two upper scenes are badly worn but can still be identified. In the Last Supper the loyal disciples are shown grouped around the table, with John the Evangelist sleeping at Christ's side. Judas, however, who will betray Christ, is in the foreground, isolated from the others by the positioning of the benches. Christ appears twice in the next scene, the Agony in the Garden: praying on the Mount of Olives and gently chastising Peter for falling asleep. Below are the later episodes of his Crucifixion and the Pietà, the mourning over the dead Christ once he has been brought down from the Cross.

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Pietà

The Italian for pity, the term is used for an image of the Virgin Mary holding the dead Jesus Christ.

Pietà

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  • Acc. No. NG 2310 B
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 126.00 x 106.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by the National Museums of Scotland 1936