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Entombment plaquette
  • Mattias Wallbaum
    circa 1554–1632
    born: Kiel, Germany ; died: Augsburg, Germany
  • Entombment plaquette, late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Length/Width: 9.3 x 6.8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0027.a
Description
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Rectangular plaquette features five figures attending to the body of a sixth figure (identified as Jesus Christ). C figures of two women look over the body as it is carried by two bearded men at CR and CL. BR figure is kneeling and appears to be preparing to tend to the body. In the foreground there appears to be a tub and a cup. The background is rocky formations.