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Pietà
Title: Pietà
Author: /
Dating: 15th century
Provenance: the parish of Senožeče
Ident. no.: reg. no. ŽS 1
Materials: polychrome wood
Measurements: 78 cm (height) 66 cm (width)
On display: Permanent exhibition The history of Christianity in Slovenia
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The representation of Mary with the dead Christ in her lap (Pietà) is one of the most popular devotional images of the late Middle Ages. The image of Pietà probably developed in the Upper Rhine around 1300 and spread to southern and central Germany and the Alpine region.