Giotto, The Entombment of Mary

Hooked thumbs, pressing elbows, open mouths—these details lend intimacy and reality to an otherwise formal scene.

Giotto, The Entombment of Mary, 1310, tempera on poplar, 75 x 179 cm (Gemäldegalerie, Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein, Berlin)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Giotto, The Entombment of Mary," in Smarthistory, November 28, 2015, accessed July 13, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/giotto-the-entombment-of-mary/.