Michelangelo died on February 18, 1564 in Rome at the age of 88. He is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. The general design of his tomb was by Giorgio Vasari. The portrait bust is by Battista Lorenzi. The fresco with the pietà and putti is by Giovanni Battista Naldini. The three female figures represent the fields Michelangelo was active in, from left to right:
- Sculpture (by Valerio Cioli)
- Painting (by Stoldo Lorenzi)
- Architecture (by Giovanni dall’ Opera)
Photo taken by Melissa Ranieri in May 2007.