Michelangelo's Tomb

Michelangelo died on February 18, 1564 in Rome, he was 88 years old

"Sculpture" on Michaelangelo's tomb showing he used clay models

1573: Michelangelo's Tomb with statues: Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

Detail View of Michelangelo's tomb
Michelangelo died at Rome in 1564. The general design of his tomb, which we are now examining, was by Vasari. The bust of the great master, seen above the central figure, is by Battista Lorenzi, and, if a good likeness, does not show Michelangelo to have been a very handsome man. The figure of architecture - the one on the right - is by Giovanni dall' Opera. The central figure represents Painting and is by Lorenzi ; while the third represents Sculpture and was executed by Cioli.

Early Clay Model for Michelangelo's Tomb by Battista Lorenzi (1527-1594) Victoria & Albert Museum

This figure was suppose to represent sculpture but was altered to represent painting.

Early Terracotta, Model for Architecture for Michelangelo's Tomb by Giovanni Bandini (1527-1594) about 1568,
Sir John Sone's Museum, London, 35.1 cm