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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 (lustred in Gubbio)
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-enameled earthenware), lustered
Dimensions:
Diam. 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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Signature: On back: ".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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