Detail View: The AMICA Library: Lamentation

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1950.145
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Textiles
Creator Name: 
Tura, Cosmè
Creator Nationality: 
Italian
Creator Role: 
designed by
Creator Dates/Places: 
c. 1430 - 1495
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Cosimo Tura
Title: 
Lamentation
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
c. 1471-1475
Creation Start Date: 
1466
Creation End Date: 
1480
Materials and Techniques: 
tapestry weave: wool, silk, and gold filé
Classification Term: 
Tapestries
Classification Term: 
Tapestries
Dimensions: 
Overall: 101.6cm x 196.85cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1950.145
Credit Line: 
John L. Severance Fund
Rights: 
Context: 
Tapestries were not woven in Italy until the 15th century, when weavers from Flanders and France came to Mantua and Ferrara. This tapestry was designed by Cosimo Tura, a painter, sculptor, and designer of decorative arts for the Este Court of Ferrara. Violent emotion and stiffness of figures characterize Tura's style, probably a result of his close contact with Flemish and German artists working in Ferrara at that time.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1950.145.tif