unknown artists from San Gimignano
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A possibly earlier small painted wood crucifix was affixed to an early sixteenth-century oil painting of the mourning St. Mary and St. John the Evangelist. Though this adds a narrative context, the calmness of the mourners suggest that this is not a work meant to give a sense of the agony of the moment but rather to elicit devotional meditation. This work is housed in the Museo Civico in San Gimignano. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.