The Crucifixion and Resurrection
Tempera and gold on wood panel
Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome.
In the more emotional style of the 14th style, angels lament the death of Jesus, Mary Magdalene kisses his feet, and Mary faints into the arms of her companions. Those companions and Mary Magdalene then reappear, identically dressed, in the Resurrection scene below, which combines the narrative in Mark 16 and Matthew 28, where the angel in white tells the Marys that Jesus has risen, with that of John 20, where Mary speaks to the risen Christ.
Flanking the Crucifixion scene are portraits of St. Paul on the left and St. Peter on the right.
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Photographed at the Pinacoteca Vaticana by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.