Many people are familiar with Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Vatican, of Mary holding the dead body of Christ in her lap. However Michelangelo's work was the culmination of many and varied representations of this scene over the centuries, and there are some highly evocative modern works of the same subject.
Lord Harries will explore the visual history of one of the most moving of all Christian images.
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