(Santa Trinità Altarpiece)

185 x 176 cm. (acc to Aiwaz) (6' 1" x 5' 9")

Museo di San Marco

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Deposition from the Cross (Santa Trinita Altarpiece), 1437-40 (WGA page, with 8 details)

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Aiwaz (largest )

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Right edge (front and side)

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The Deposition from the Cross is a painting of the Deposition of Christ by the Italian Renaissance master Fra Angelico, executed between 1432 and 1434.

Compagnia / Certosa (?) Altarpiece: 

St. Jerome and St. John the Baptist

Madonna and Child

St. Francis of Assisi and St. Onofrio 

It is now housed in the National Museum of San Marco, Florence.

Giorgio Vasari defined it to have been “painted by a saint or an angel”.

This painting was begun by Lorenzo Monaco (c. 1370 - 1425) for the Strozzi Chapel in the Florentine church of Santa Trinita.

Angelico completed it. 

It portrays Christ supported by several people.  

Mary, wearing a dark dress, is showed in the traditional gesture of keeping hands joined.

Mary Magdalene keeping his feet,

A figure on the right, with a red hat, is showing the cross' nails and the horns crown, symbols of passion and sacrifice.

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The Descent from the Cross  or Deposition of Christ, is the scene, as depicted in art, from the Gospels' accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ down from the cross after his crucifixion (John 19:38-42). 

Other figures )not mentioned in the Gospels) often included in depictions of this subject include St. John the Evangelist, who is sometimes depicted supporting a fainting Mary and Mary Magdalene.

The Gospels mention an undefined number of women as watching the crucifixion, including the Three Marys, (Mary Salome being mentioned in Mark 15:40).

[The Gospels also mention that the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene saw the burial (Mark 15:47). These and further women and unnamed male helpers are often shown. [1]

Joseph of Arimathea was, according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion. He is mentioned in all four Gospels.