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

Tags: Entombment

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This painting was commissioned by a woman 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.

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