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Creator Name: Savoldo, Giovanni Girolamo
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: c. 1480 - aft.1548
Creator Name-CRT: Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo
Title: The Dead Christ with Joseph of Arimathea
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1520
Creation End Date: 1530
Creation Date: c. 1525
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 105cm x 191.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1952.512
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: Fürst von Liechtenstein, Vienna (1873, sold, c. 1950); (F. Mont, New York)
Context: Joseph of Arimathea was the disciple who obtained Pontius Pilate's permission after the crucifixion to take Christ's body and bury it in his own tomb.The perspective of the ledge indicates that the painting was meant to be seen at a considerable height, probably above a tomb. Joseph's appearance is based on the features of a real person--perhaps the man who once rested in a tomb below the painting.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1952.512
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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