The Seilern Triptych - The Entombment
Attributed to Robert Campin (ca. 1375/1379-1444)
Unidentified paint surface, goldleaf on panel
Height: 65.2 cm (centre) (integral frame and double-arched top); Height: 64.9 cm (each wing); Width: 53.6 cm (centre); Width: 26.8 cm (each wing);
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978
About this work
This important early Netherlandish picture shows the narrative of Christ’s passion within a landscape setting. In the central panel, Christ’s followers place his body in a tomb, while angels carry the instruments associated with his suffering on the cross. At the left, the donor kneels before the three crosses of Calvary. The right wing shows Christ’s triumphant resurrection. Redcurrants, vines and the gourd, referring to the Eucharist and Christ’s resurrection, decorate the gold background.
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