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The Entombment of Christ

Image attached to M.12-1933

An image of Sculpture/Plaque. The Entombment. Riccio, Andrea (Andrea Briosco), (Italian, 1470-1532). The body of the dead Christ is lowered into the tomb by St John and two bearded men. To the right is the Virgin attended by three women; to the left is a seated mourner and an old woman holding an ewer. In the background are mourners who raise their arms in lamentation. Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina, height, whole, 11.8 cm, width, whole, 16.6 cm, circa 1520. Renaissance.

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Sculpture/Plaque. The Entombment. Riccio, Andrea (Andrea Briosco), (Italian, 1470-1532). The body of the dead Christ is lowered into the tomb by St John and two bearded men. To the right is the Virgin attended by three women; to the left is a seated mourner and an old woman holding an ewer. In the background are mourners who raise their arms in lamentation. Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina, height, whole, 11.8 cm, width, whole, 16.6 cm, circa 1520. Renaissance.

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  • Accession Number: M.12-1933
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 751 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 718.97kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2016:02:08 10:06:14

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16th Century Andrea Briosco Andrea Riccio apostles burial Christ Christianity dead death disciples Easter entombment Fitz_AA grave gravestone High Renaissance Italian Jesus lamentation lamenting mourners mourning New Testament passion Passion of Christ patina patinated patination plaque relief religion religious Renaissance Saint John saints sculpture sorrow St John St John the Evangelist Virgin Mary

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