The Entombment

Public Domain

Artist / maker

Meester van de Magdalena van Mansi (painters (artists))

Date

ca. 1510 - ca. 1530

Period

16th century
This – presumably Antwerp – painting depicts Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus as they lay Christ’s lifeless body into the tomb. Joseph holds the body by the shoulders while Nicodemus, cloaked in gold brocade, holds the shroud in which Christ’s body had been wrapped. Behind him on the left Mary Magdalene carries the jar of ointment. John the Evangelist is…
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This – presumably Antwerp – painting depicts Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus as they lay Christ’s lifeless body into the tomb. Joseph holds the body by the shoulders while Nicodemus, cloaked in gold brocade, holds the shroud in which Christ’s body had been wrapped. Behind him on the left Mary Magdalene carries the jar of ointment. John the Evangelist is comforting Jesus’ mother, Mary. The composition of this entombment was inspired by a carving in Albrecht Dürer’s engravings of The Small Passion. The anonymous master owes his name to a painting of Mary Magdalene, which originally belonged to the Marchese Giovanni Battista Mansi which is now owned by the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. His refined style is characterised by realism and attention to detail, a sober colour palette and the serenity of the figures.
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More about this work

Features
Artist / maker Meester van de Magdalena van Mansi VIAF RKD
Type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Category paintings (visual works) AAT
Materials oil paint AAT, panel AAT
Dimensions 101.7 x 125.9 cm
Location Work on display
Object number S-110
Description
Subjects religious symbolism AAT, landscapes AAT
Tags New Testament Iconclass, Christ Iconclass, Christ as adult Iconclass, public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass, Passion of Christ Iconclass, Christ's entombment (possibly by angels) Iconclass, Christ's body on or in the grave Iconclass, the mourning over the dead Christ Iconclass, lamentation over the dead Christ by his relatives and friends (Christ usually without crown of thorns) Iconclass, the Virgin Mary Iconclass, the penitent harlot Mary Magdalene; possible attributes: book (or scroll), crown, crown of thorns, crucifix, jar of ointment, mirror, musical instrument, palm-branch, rosary, scourge Iconclass, John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff Iconclass, the Jewish councillor Joseph of Arimathaea; possible attributes: Holy Grail, instruments of the Passion (e.g. three nails, crown of thorns) Iconclass, landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass, city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass, housing Iconclass, civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass, urban housing Iconclass, prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass, names of cities and villages (JERUSALEM) Iconclass, grave, tomb Iconclass, sarcophagus Iconclass, loin-cloth ~ particularities of crucifixion scenes Iconclass, stigmatization, stigmata Iconclass, rocks Iconclass, trees Iconclass, groups of trees Iconclass, male saints (NICODEMUS) Iconclass, gold-thread embroidery Iconclass, the cross(es) in the background Iconclass, head-gear Iconclass, road, path Iconclass, plants (in general) Iconclass
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