Christ in the Tomb

The city of Naples, Italy leaves much to be desired; however, should you ever find yourself there, you must go to the Sansevero Chapel museum to see this life-sized sculpture of the Veiled Christ. I visited it several months ago. It is one of the greatest pieces of art of all time. The rest of the chapel is quite beautiful as well.

Images found through Google Image Search – photography not allowed in the chapel.

Side view. (It sits on a low-ish pedastal in the center of the chapel, so you can walk around it). The background is not black – this aspect of the photo would have been done via computer in order to remove background distractions from the photo.

Side view. (It sits on a low-ish pedastal in the center of the chapel, so you can walk around it). The background is not black – this aspect of the photo would have been done via computer in order to remove background distractions from the photo.

View from above.

View from above.

Detail of the head.

Detail of the head.

May this thing of beauty from our great Catholic artistic patrimony help us as we meditate today on Christ’s lying in the tomb before his glorious resurrection.

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One Response to Christ in the Tomb

  1. Stunning and very moving. Thank you for sharing this!

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