Man of Sorrows

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The icon depicts the iconographic type known as the “Man of Sorrows”. The center of the scene is dominated by the figure of the dead Christ. He is depicted inside the sarcophagus wearing only a loincloth, with his hands crossed on the lower abdomen. This iconographic type is a simple version of the theme, based on the Byzantine iconography of the Man of Sorrows, which usually is accompanied by the Virgin on one side and John the Evangelist on the other. This composition became known as the Pieta and was very popular from the fourteenth through the sixteenth century.
  • Collection: Icons and Wood-Carvings
  • Creator: Nikolaos Tzafouris
  • Measurement: 43,8 x 32,7 cm
  • Exhibit Number: ΒΧΜ 14004