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The Lamentation plaquette
  • Zacharias Lencker
    died 1612
    active: Germany
  • The Lamentation plaquette, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Augsburg?, Germany
  • silver
  • Object Height/Width: 22.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0149

The Lamentation shows a deceased male figure (Jesus Christ) held by a woman (Virgin Mary) flanked by another woman (Mary Magdalene) and a man (Saint John the Baptist). In background is open sky, tree at TL, and wooden post in center.