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Entombment of Christ

Date:
ca. 1515
Geography:
Made in Biron, Dordogne, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone, polychromy
Dimensions:
Figurative area: 90 in. × 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 39 in. (228.6 × 295.9 × 99.1 cm) Other (Recess): 90 in. × 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 31 in. (228.6 × 295.9 × 78.7 cm) Stone Frame: 8 ft. 10 in. × 12 ft. 4 1/2 in. × 31 in. (269.2 × 377.2 × 78.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916
Accession Number:
16.31.2a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The coats of arms of the donors, Pons de Gontaut and his brother Armand, in whose family funerary chapel this sculpture and the Pietà opposite originally stood, were held by the angels. The donors are represented in the Pietà.
From the château de Biron, France; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939), Biron, France; [ Jacques Seligmann, Paris and New York (sold 1907)]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (from 1907–1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1916)
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