Vesper Statue (Pietà), 1360/1370
About the object
This Vesperbild was made in Germany c. 1300. It shows the moment when Jesus, who had been taken down from the cross, is cradled and mourned by Mary in her lap. This happened in the evening around the time of "vespers", one of the seven prayer sessions. The statue is from the Freiburg Dominican monastery in Adelhausen.