The Virgin and Saint Mary Magdalene lament over the dead Christ. Line engraving by L. Kilian after H. von Aachen.

  • Aachen, Hans von, 1552-1615.
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Mary Magdalene caresses the corpse's hand and feet; her abundant hair is loose. Light beams from the Virgin's head. One angel props Christ up on the right and another clasps its hands in mournful prayer. The instruments of the passion lie on the ground: nails, pliers, a hammer and a crown of thorns

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 41.5 x 33.9 cm


Non est dolor sicut dolor meus. Illustriss.o et reverendiss.o D.D. Ioanni Philippo, episcopo babenbergensi Augustæ Vind. Transeunti, humillimi obsequii ergo D.D. Dominicus Custos anno MDCII. VIII. Id. Maÿ.... S.C.M. pictor Ioan ab Ach pinxit. Lucas Kilian(u)s Aug. scalps. Venetiis


Wellcome Collection 23231i

Creator/production credits

Dedicated to Johann Philipp, bishop of Bamberg, i.e. Johann Philipp von Gebsattel (1555-1609), Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1599 to 1609



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