Descent from the Cross, Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau

The ‘Descent from the Cross’ was carved from a single block of oak in 1520. The group are the Virgin Mary, St John, and Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, and a Holy Woman. I find this a very disturbing and painfully realistic statue.

The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The Virgin Mary, The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Mary Magdalene, The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

St John, The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The Descent from the Cross, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Further information
Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau

Other Pièta statues in Brittany