The Lamentation of Christ

1599, Artist: Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli



The Lamentation of Christ

Joseph of Arithmea, a rich man and disciple of Jesus, requested the crucified body from the Roman governor. Accompanied by Mary, he took Christ’s corpse and “wrapped him in pure linen and placed him in his new grave which he had had hewn in a rock”. The crown of thorns and the tools of suffering in the angels’ hands remind us of various moments in Christ’s Passion. Cigoli’s work represents the complex stylistic cross-currents in the period of transition from Manierism to Baroque.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 12

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Florentine




Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli (1559 Castelveccio di Cigoli bei Empoli - 1613 Rom) - GND




193,5 cm × 144,5 cm
Framed: 217 cm × 168 cm × 7 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 204


Coll. Grand Duke Florence; 1792 by trade from Florence to Vienna

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