This lovely bas relief is in the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. All I remember about it is that it's right below a blazingly lit reliquary case in a side chapel. Why I didn't make some notes on it, I've no idea...obviously I liked it enough to capture it in a photograph! The detail and finish are quite wonderful, I think. (Except I'm less fond of the cherub heads around the edges...I generally prefer my angelic figures to be full size with massive, graceful wings...)
Anyway, I wish I knew who sculpted this bas relief and when. It must be a very minor work that doesn't warrant much notice, because I cannot find any information about it online...I've googled high and I've googled low, but nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero.
I just surprised myself by realizing that I know what these scenes are, and who each of the figures is...at least I think I know these things. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong!
The scene on the left:
The Deposition of Jesus
Jesus, of course, is the central figure
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus are the bearded men holding Jesus
Mary and Mary Magdalene are the two women bent over Jesus
The final figure puzzles me a bit...I first thought it was a woman, then decided it is a man since the head is not covered. Considering how most Renaissance artists portrayed John the Apostle, I'm guessing this is he. Of this I am unsure.
The scene on the right (which I assume is closely related, but a slightly different timeframe, as frequently seems to be the case in Italian religious art):
The Entombment (?)
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus again...again unsure.