Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Descent from the Cross

Circa 1308-1311
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, Italy

A man kneeling on the ground unties Jesus' feet while St. John and the man on the ladder gently lift him down. The Virgin Mary presses her face to her son's while St. Mary Magdalene kisses his arm. The untying of the feet is a variant on an earlier detail in which the kneeling man removes the nails from the feet with tongs.

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