Tomb of Michelangelo / Designed by Giorgio Vasari
The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Basilica became popular with Florentines as a place of worship and patronage and it became customary for greatly honoured Florentines to be buried or commemorated there.
After [Michelangelo’s] death in 1564, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici commissioned Giorgio Vasari to coordinate and create the memorial, which was finished in 1578. Alongside the artist, 66 members of the Buonarroti family are buried here.
He is surrounded by three allegorical statues representing…Painting (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi), Sculpture (by Valerio Cioli) and Architecture (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi) all of three which are shown in mourning.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer~ https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/michelangelo/exhibition-object-highlights
The Sonnets of Michelangelo~ https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-sonnets-of-michelangelo-1904-edition/