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The Entombment: M.5-1918

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The Entombment


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Wood carved in high relief. In the centre is the tomb, the side of which is pierced with three roundels enclosing quatrefoils. Christ lying on a shroud is being lowered into the tomb by a bearded Nicodemus (on the right) and an assistant. Both are dressed in contemporary costume, with purses hanging from their belts. Christ is naked but for a loin cloth and still wears the Crown of Thorns. Behind the tomb are the Virgin, holding the left arm of Christ, and supported by St John. To their left stand Mary Magdalene with a jar of ointment and the other Mary. A third holy woman stands on the right behind Nicodemus.

Legal notes

Given by A. H. Buttery

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.0 in
Height: 15.0 in
Width: 17.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-05-07) by Buttery, A.H.


15th Century, Late#
Circa 1475 - 1500

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in high relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1918
Primary reference Number: 30111
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1918
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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