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Agony in the garden, plaquette
(1575-1625)

Medium
gilt-bronze
Measurements
7.2 × 10.2 × 0.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Accession Number
4139-D3
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts
Level 1, NGV International
About
This plaquette has four holes at its corners, indicating that it was originally attached to another object, perhaps a casket or a domestic altar. The scene depicted takes place in the Garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper where Christ prays to God, asking if his coming suffering must truly take place. This scene forms the first of the twelve Stations of the Cross, which chart the suffering and death of Christ.