|The Entombment of Christ
This element in the Passion narrative is usually found in sequential sets of images, notable exceptions including works by Donatello and Carracci.
Donatello's first essay in this subject adopted the raised-arms gesture given to St. Mary Magdalene in earlier crucifixions and depositions and multiplied it across several female mourners, but his second, executed the year before his death, is much more subdued.
Annibale Carracci's influential painting, at left, of the entombment takes us to the actual inside of the tomb.
In Latin countries church visitors will sometimes find life-size Christ sculptures in glass-sided coffins (example). These are taken out and used in processions during Holy Week. Fernandez adapts this genre in his Dead Christ.