After the Crucifixion, Joseph of Arimathea received permission from Pontius Pilate to retrieve and bury Christ's body. The Lamentation refers to the moment when, after having been lowered from the cross, Christ is mourned by those present. The Lamentation is one of the most popular episodes in religious art as it presents one of the central moments in the story of salvation. Examples in Italy include Giotto's version in the Arena Chapel in Padua (1305), Andrea Mantegna's foreshortened rendition in the Milan Brera (c. 1490), Sandro Botticelli's versions in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (both 1490s), and Andrea del Sarto's Lamentation in the Florence Palazzo Pitti (1524). Northern examples include the version by Petrus Christus in the Brussels Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts (c. 1448) and Albrecht Dürer's in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (1500-1503).

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  • Lamentation — Lam en*ta tion, n. [F. lamentation, L. lamentatio.] 1. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning. [1913 Webster] In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping. Matt. ii. 18. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Script.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamentation — Lamentation. s. f. Plainte accompagnée de gemissements & de cris. On n entendit que lamentations. aprés une longue lamentation. les Lamentations de Jeremie sur la ruine de Jerusalem …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • lamentation — late 14c., from O.Fr. lamentacion and directly from L. lamentationem (nom. lamentatio) wailing, moaning, weeping, noun of action from pp. stem of lamentari to wail, moan, weep, lament, from lamentum a wailing, from PIE root *la to shout, cry,… …   Etymology dictionary

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