The Sopetrán Lamentation in wood

A conversation between Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris in front of the Sopetrán Lamentation, c. 1480, painted and gilded wood, 210.8 x 123.2 x 34.3 cm, originally part of an altarpiece at the Benedictine monastery at Sopetrán, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (The Cloisters)

Additional resources

Read about this sculpture on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website

Read about the Renaissance in Spain

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Learn more about polychomed wooden sculpture in Spain by watching a video about Alonso Berruguete

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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Sopetrán Lamentation in wood," in Smarthistory, October 16, 2020, accessed December 5, 2023,