Abbey Museum’s Medieval Sculpture Unveiled
‘The Lamentation of Christ’ – a limestone sculpture was unveiled on the 18th of October at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology to an intimate audience of forty Friends and guests of the Abbey Museum.
Director of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Mr. Chris Saines formally opened the event, joking that the display of the piece was “not bad for Caboolture.”
“This frieze is one of very few high quality medieval sculptures in Australia” he said comparing it to the wax Giambologna ‘Flagellation of Christ’ in the Queensland Art Gallery and the wooden Antwerp altarpiece at the National Gallery of Victoria. He also compared it to the Master of Arenberg ‘The Lamentation’ at the Detroit Institute of Art.
“Our own medieval collection is limited, so I’m hoping we can borrow this” he said.
Edith Cuffe, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology Director, said that the event was a resounding success. “We’re happy that we were able to bring this piece back to life after so …