Raphael 1483 – 1520

The Entombment

oil on panel (184 × 176 cm) — 1507 Museum Galleria Borghese, Rome

Raphael biography

This work is linked to Luke 23:53

This painting was commissioned by Atalanta Baglioni whose son had recently been murdered. It depicts a woman, Mary, fainting at the sight of her mutilated and murdered son, Jesus, a stab-wound in his side. In the background to the right, Mount Golgotha.

Raphael enjoyed great success with this painting of intricate composition. It is also known as The Deposition or Pala Baglione.

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