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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475  1564)  The Entombment   circa 1500-1501  Tempera on panel  162 cm × 150 cm (64 in × 59 in)  National Gallery, London, UK
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Title: The Entombment
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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564)
The Entombment 
circa 1500-1501
Tempera on panel
162 cm × 150 cm (64 in × 59 in)
National Gallery, London, UK  

The Entombment is an unfinished painting of the Entombment of Christ attributed to the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti, and dated c. 1500-1501. It is in the National Gallery in London.

The chronological position of this work has been the source of some dispute, although it is generally considered an early work. According to some, it was uted by one of Michelangelo's pupils from a drawing by the master, or was a direct imitation.

According to documents discovered in 1981, Michelangelo had been commissioned to paint a panel for the church of Sant'Agostino in Rome, but in the end the artist gave back the sum received. Although no certainty exists, it is probable that the work in question was the Entombment, which remained unfinished upon Michelangelo's return to Florence.

The centre of the panel portrays Christ carried to the sepulchre. The bearded elderly man behind him is Joseph of Arimathea, who gave up his tomb for use as Christ's sepulchre. The figure on the left is probably St. John, wearing a long orange-red dress, whilst kneeling at his feet is Mary Magdalene.

The identity of the two figures on the right is uncertain (Nicodemus, the inner one, and Mary Salome have been proposed). The other figure not present is that of the Virgin Mary.

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