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Pietà: M.6-1917

Object information

Current Location: In storage








Pietà, carved in boxwood, and polychromed. The seated Virgin on the left gazes upwards and Christ on the ground leans against her knees, his right arm stretched across them. His left arm is held by Mary Magdalene, who kneels beside the Virgin. The robe of the Virgin and the loin cloth of Christ still bear traces of the original blue paint.

Legal notes

Given by Lionel Harris

Measurements and weight

Height: 1 5/8 in
Width: 1 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-03-02) by Harris, Lionel


16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved in boxwood, and polychromed

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1917
Primary reference Number: 30384
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1917
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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