Detail of The Crucifixion
The Virgin collapses in grief and is comforted by the attending Marys
from a four-piece set known as the Alba Passion
Design by Bernaert van Orley, ca. 1524-26
Probably woven by Pieter de Pannemaker, Brussels, ca. 1525-28
wool, silk and silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread, 364 x 354 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.