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The Entombment of Christ: M.7-1926

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Titles

The Entombment of Christ

Maker(s)

Attributed to Gagini, Domenico (Sculptor)

Description

Marble stiacciato relief. Rectangular. The dead Christ is supported by a women standing behind him, and a kneeling woman on the right holds his feet. His head is dropping forwards onto his chest and his right arm hangs down at his side. Behind the kneeling woman there is an older woman who bends forward towards two seated figures, whose faces are partly obliterated. There are less clearly defined figures looking towards the group from the top right and top left of the relief.

Notes

History note: Prince Villafranca of Palermo; De Ciccio, Palermo; purchased in 1912 by Frederick Leverton Harris

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.0 cm
Length: 34.0 cm

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34 cm28 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

Second half of 15th century
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1500 CE

Note

The attribution to Gagini is disputed.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : Marble stiacciato relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1926
Primary reference Number: 31225
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7_1926
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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