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The Entombment of Christ

Artist:
Painted by Fra Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (ca. 1486–1582)
Artist:
After a print by Mantegna
Date:
1536
Culture:
Italian, Urbino with Gubbio luster
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered
Dimensions:
Diameter: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of V. Everit Macy, in memory of his wife, Edith Carpenter Macy, 1927
Accession Number:
27.97.30
Not on view
Signature: On back, below inscription: • F • X • / Rovi:

Inscription: On back: • 1536 • / Ite superbi e miseri Christia / ni / Consumando l'un l'altro, e, non / vi caglia / che'l sepulcro di Christo/ è in man dei Cani • trans.: Go-to, ye proud and wretched Christians, wasting one another and (all the while) it puts you in no fear that the sepulchre of the Lord is in the hands of dogs.]
V. Everit Macy (until 1927; to MMA)
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