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The theme of Lamentation

The theme of the Deposition is presented here in a series of works: from the Vesperbild created in Germany in 1300 to the Renaissance sculpture by the Master of Rimini, from the paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio and Cosmé Tura to the plaster cast of the Lamentation by Michelangelo Buonarroti shown in St. Peter’s.

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“Lamentation”, by Gerolamo da Treviso the Old, about 1495-7. In the background a fortified town that could represent a Venetian village like Soave or Marostica.

“Lamentation”, by Gerolamo da Treviso the Old, about 1495-7....

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The Lamentation by Michelangelo”, by Antonio Salamanca (from Nicolas Béatrizet), 1547. This is the first engraving representing  Michelangelo's masterpiece.

The Lamentation by Michelangelo”, by Antonio Salamanca (from...

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“Lamentation”, by Piero d’Argenta (?) or by follower of Mighelangelo, about 1497-99.

“Lamentation”, by Piero d’Argenta (?) or by follower of Migh...

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“Lamentation”,  plaster cast of Michelangelo's “Pietà” today in San Pietro. This cast was made  by the marble restoration laboratory of the Vatican Museums in 1975.

“Lamentation”, plaster cast of Michelangelo's “Pietà” today...

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“Lamentation” by Ercole de’ Roberti, about 1475-80. Pen, watercolor and white drawing on paper prepared in red ocher.

“Lamentation” by Ercole de’ Roberti, about 1475-80. Pen, wat...

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“Lamentation with client shown as St. Francis”, by Francesco del Cossa, 1467.

“Lamentation with client shown as St. Francis”, by Francesco...

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“Lamentation”, by Cosmé Tura, around 1460. In the upper left part of the painting, a monkey is shown clinging to the branches of an apple tree. It is an allusion to the tree of Good and Evil and to the temptation of the Devil in the earthly Paradise.

“Lamentation”, by Cosmé Tura, around 1460. In the upper left...

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“Lamentation”, by Pietro Lombardo, high relief in bronze, around 1490.  On the sides of the Virgin there are two sorrowful angels floating on clouds.

“Lamentation”, by Pietro Lombardo, high relief in bronze, ar...

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“Lamentation”, by Vittore Carpaccio, about 1485.

“Lamentation”, by Vittore Carpaccio, about 1485.

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“Lamentation - Resurrection", two-sided pendant plate in gilded silver, enamels and lapis lazuli, by a Lombard goldsmith and German carver (?), 1490 - 1500. In the part dedicated to the Lamentation, in addition to the mother-of-pearl deposition, the enamels depict the symbols of the Passion and the mockers. In the frame  the Annunciation and St. John the Baptist are represented.

“Lamentation - Resurrection", two-sided pendant plate in gil...

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“Lamentation with St. Sebaldus and the client Peter Volckamer”, 1432, by Master of the Observance or Sano di Pietro.

“Lamentation with St. Sebaldus and the client Peter Volckame...

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“Lamentation between St. Jerome and St . Mary Magdalene”,  painting conceived as a banner to be carried in procession, by Pietro Vannucci known as il Perugino, around 1473.

“Lamentation between St. Jerome and St . Mary Magdalene”, p...

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“Lamentation”, walnut wood sculpture, by Lorenzo di Pietro known as il Vecchietta, 1445. Characteristic of this work is the serpent crushed by the feet of the dead Christ, a clear allusion to the Redemption from the original sin thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus. Detail.

“Lamentation”, walnut wood sculpture, by Lorenzo di Pietro k...

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“Lamentation”, walnut wood sculpture, by Lorenzo di Pietro known as il Vecchietta, 1445. Characteristic of this work is the serpent crushed by the feet of the dead Christ, a clear allusion to the Redemption from the original sin thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus.

“Lamentation”, walnut wood sculpture, by Lorenzo di Pietro k...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation),watercolor woodcut by German engraver, around 1450. The symbols of Christ’s Passion hang from the cross.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation),watercolor woodcut by German engr...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), limestone sculpture, circa 1430, by a Bohemian sculptor (?). Some drops of blood are depicted on the Virgin's veil.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), limestone sculpture, circa 1430,...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), earthenware sculpture, 1420 - 30, from Upper Swabia. Detail of the crossing of the hands.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), earthenware sculpture, 1420 - 30...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), earthenware sculpture, 1420 - 30, from Upper Swabia.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), earthenware sculpture, 1420 - 30...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), sculpture in alabaster, by the circle of the Master of Rimini, about 1430.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), sculpture in alabaster, by the c...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), sculpture in alabaster, by Master of Rimini, about 1430.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), sculpture in alabaster, by Maste...

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“Lamentation over the dead Christ” with the client,  Iohannes de Elthinl, by  Simone dei Crocifissi, c. 1368. The Virgin is represented as Our Lady of Sorrows, with a sword in her heart.

“Lamentation over the dead Christ” with the client, Iohanne...

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“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), walnut wood sculpture from 1380-1400 from the Rhine valley, cradle of the Vesperbild sculpture that was born here in the 14th century. The Virgin sits on Golgotha, in which two skulls are embedded.

“Vesperbild” (Lamentation), walnut wood sculpture from 1380-...

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 Spoleto, Diocesan Museum: "Lamentation of Christ" (Roccatamburo Group), maple wooden painted statue, by workshop in central Italy, half XIII century.

Spoleto, Diocesan Museum: "Lamentation of Christ" (Roccatam...

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 Spoleto, the Duomo (Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta), right nave, Eroli Chapel (1497): in the apsidiole "God Father and angels, Madonna with Infant Jesus, the Baptist and S. Stephen", and on the frontal "Lamentation", frescoes by Pinturicchio (Bernardino di Betto).

Spoleto, the Duomo (Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta), right n...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowned with thorns", by Bonfigliesco painter  (Master of the Lamentation of S. Costanzo?), tempera and gold on panel, second half of the fifteenth century. Detail.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowne...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowned with thorns", by Bonfigliesco painter  (Master of the Lamentation of S. Costanzo?), tempera and gold on panel, second half of the fifteenth century.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowne...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowned with thorns", by Bonfigliesco painter  (Master of the Lamentation of S. Costanzo?), tempera and gold on panel, second half of the fifteenth century.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Head of Christ crowne...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between St. John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene ", by Bartolomeo Caporali, ninth decade of the fifteenth century, fresco reported on canvas. Detail.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between S...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between St. John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene ", by Bartolomeo Caporali, ninth decade of the fifteenth century, fresco reported on canvas. Detail.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between S...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between St. John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene ", by Bartolomeo Caporali, ninth decade of the fifteenth century, fresco reported on canvas.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: "Lamentation between S...

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 Orvieto, MODO (Museum of the Opera of the  Duomo of Orvieto), Alberi Library: the Reliquary of the Corporal, a masterpiece of goldsmithing made around 1330 in gold, silver and translucent enamel by Ugolino di Vieri to contain the main relic of a famous miracle which took place in 1263 in Bolsena. Detail of the Cricifixion and the Deposition.

Orvieto, MODO (Museum of the Opera of the Duomo of Orvieto...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504. Detail.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504. Detail.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504. Detail.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or Chapel of St. Brizio, Chapel of the Holy Bodies: "Lamentation of the Dead Christ" between the two saints of Orvieto (S. Parenzo on the right and S. Faustino on the left), by Luca Signorelli, 1500 - 1504.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior: The Lamentation (or Deposition), a marble group created in the second half of the 16th century by the Orvieto architect and sculptor Ippolito Scalza. The Pietà, carved from a single block of marble, is composed of four figures: Christ, lying on the lap of the Virgin Mary, Nicodemus with his face bent towards the figure of Jesus, while with one hand he holds the ladder and the hammer and in the other he holds the pincers (elements that recall the Crucifixion), and finally, the kneeling Magdalene with the face resting on the hand of Christ.

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis: "Pietà", by Umbria painter (about 1330). Tempera with golden background on panel .

Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis: "Pietà", by Umbria painte...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "Sketch with two heads (Christ and the Virgin Mary) for la Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", terracotta (earthenware) sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "Sketch with two heads (Christ and the Virgin Mary) for la Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", terracotta (earthenware) sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "La Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", terracotta (earthenware) sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "La Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", terracotta (earthenware) sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "La Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", terracotta (earthenware) sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "La Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", bronze sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937), "La Pietà, i.e. Lamentation over the Dead Christ", bronze sketch.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Ermenegildo Luppi (1877 - 1937...

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  Florence, Museum of the Cathedral (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore): The Deposition (also called the Florence Pietà, the Bandini Pietà or The Lamentation over the Dead Christ), by Michelangelo Buonarroti,  1547 - 1555.  Detail of Nicodemus' face under the hood, which is considered to be a self-portrait by Michelangelo himself.

Florence, Museum of the Cathedral (Museo dell'Opera del Du...

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  Florence, Museum of the Cathedral (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore): The Deposition (also called the Florence Pietà, the Bandini Pietà or The Lamentation over the Dead Christ), by Michelangelo Buonarroti,  1547 - 1555.  Nicodemus' face under the hood is considered to be a self-portrait by Michelangelo himself.

Florence, Museum of the Cathedral (Museo dell'Opera del Du...

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Pescia,  Oratory of St. Antonio Abate: Deposition, wood work by an art school from Umbria and Tuscany, second half XIII century.

Pescia, Oratory of St. Antonio Abate: Deposition, wood work...

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Reggio Emilia, Prampolini Square: night view with, from the left, the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà (Pawnbroker's), the Episcopal Palace, the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Palazzo dei Canonici. Bikes and bar tables.

Reggio Emilia, Prampolini Square: night view with, from the...

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  Genoa, Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo: Chalice of the Fathers of Comune; Genoa workshop; second half of XVI century;  embossed, chiseled, gilded silver. The Nativity of Jesus is depicted in the node of the chalice; the Lamentation over the dead Christ is depicted in the base.Detail of the Lamentation.

Genoa, Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral of San Lore...

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  Genoa, Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo: Chalice of the Fathers of Comune; Genoa workshop; second half of XVI century;  embossed, chiseled, gilded silver. The Nativity of Jesus is depicted in the node of the chalice; the Lamentation over the dead Christ is depicted in the base.

Genoa, Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral of San Lore...

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Assicoop - Unipol Collection:  Marino Quartieri; "Lamentation over the Dead Christ"; Earthenware bas relief, cm. 20,5 x 24,5.

Assicoop - Unipol Collection: Marino Quartieri; "Lamentatio...

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Basilica of St Prospero, the apse: "Lamentation over Dead Christ", fresco by Camillo Procaccini  (1585 - 1587).

Basilica of St Prospero, the apse: "Lamentation over Dead Ch...

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Basilica of St Prospero, the apse: "Lamentation over Dead Christ", fresco by Camillo Procaccini  (1585 - 1587) and wooden choir by Cristoforo e Giuseppe De Venetiis (1545 - 1546).

Basilica of St Prospero, the apse: "Lamentation over Dead Ch...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Jesus falling under the Cross".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Jesus falling under the Cross".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Jesus falling under the Cross".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Deposition".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Deposition".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Deposition".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Deposition".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ", frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 1529. Detail with "Deposition".

Lugano, Church of St. Mary of Angels: "Passion and Crucifixi...

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 Modena, Galleria Estense: "Pietà", by Bartolomeo Bonascia (Bonasia), known from 1468 till 1527.

Modena, Galleria Estense: "Pietà", by Bartolomeo Bonascia (...

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 Modena, Galleria Estense: "Pietà", by Bartolomeo Bonascia (Bonasia), known from 1468 till 1527.

Modena, Galleria Estense: "Pietà", by Bartolomeo Bonascia (...

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 Modena, Galleria Estense: The Burial of Jesus, by Antonio Begarelli (1499 - 1565). Detail.

Modena, Galleria Estense: The Burial of Jesus, by Antonio B...

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 Modena, Galleria Estense: The Burial of Jesus, by Antonio Begarelli (1499 - 1565).

Modena, Galleria Estense: The Burial of Jesus, by Antonio B...

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Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), interior, counterfaçade: detail with peacock of the  "Deposition", fresco by Pordenone (Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis), 1521.

Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), inter...

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Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), interior, counterfaçade: detail of the  "Deposition", fresco by Pordenone (Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis), 1521.

Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), inter...

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Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), interior, counterfaçade: detail of the  "Deposition", fresco by Pordenone (Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis), 1521.

Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), inter...

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Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), interior, counterfaçade: "Deposition", fresco by Pordenone (Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis), 1521.

Cremona, Duomo (the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), inter...