The Entombment of Christ

ca. 1480, Attributed to: Andrea Mantegna



The Entombment of Christ

This extraordinary work combines the qualities of painting with those of relief sculpture. Both the frieze composition informed by classical models and the handling of the figures with their expressive features and gestures probably derive from Andrea Mantegna, who was active at the court in Mantua as a painter. There are also records of Mantegna working as a sculptor.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXIII

Object data

Object Name

relief; bronze sculpture




ca. 1480

Attributed to

Andrea Mantegna (1430/31 Isola di Carturo - 1506 Mantua) - GND


Partially gilded bronze, silver


24,4 cm × 44,9 cm × 2 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 6059

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