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The Lamentation  1335

by Master of the Codex of Saint George

The grieving faces and bold gestures on this exquisitey painted panel, highlighted against a stark gold ground, dramatically convey the emotion of the Passion of the Christ. This panel, along with its companion (acc. no. 61.200.1), are among the few surviving works by the so-called Master of the Codex of Saint George, who is named for a missal he illuminated now in the Bib...
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