Palma the Younger (1544-1628),
The Deposition of Christ

Oil on board
Church of the Redeemer (Il Redentore), Venice, Italy

The label in the church and some online sources call this painting La Deposizione di Cristo, a term most often used for images of the removal of Jesus' body from the cross. Here, the three now-empty crosses are seen in the left background and the action has moved forward to the placing of the body in the tomb. Thus this painting would more appropriately be called the Entombment.

St. Mary Magdalene, posed as she often is in Crucifixion images, looks up to the putti who are carrying off the instruments of the Passion. Below, John stands at left as the women try to comfort Mary, who has fainted.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.