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Entombment of Christ Workshop in Mechelen

Artist

Workshop in Mechelen 17th century

Date late 16th century
Object type relief
Medium, technique alabaster
Dimensions

12 × 9.5 cm, 0.3 kg

Inventory number 51.924
Collection Sculpture
On view This artwork is not on display

The town of Mechelen in Belgium was a major centre of alabaster sculpture from the mid-sixteenth century onwards. The reliefs from Mechelen have a decorative effect, owing to their elaborate frames and the gilding. The rhythm and harmonic unity of the Budapest Entombment composition and the proportions of the figures and their arrangement around a diagonally positioned sarcophagus show how Italian late Renaissance influenced Flemish art.

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