The Entombment is a painting produced between 1500 and 1501 by Italian artist Michelangelo.
The two unidentified figures in the paintings range from Nicodemus to one of the Mary’s while the figure on the far right is a Holy woman maybe Mary Salome. The large unfinished area at the bottom right in the painting was intended to be used for Virgin Mary in kneeling form. The painting was intended to be viewed from below and thus this explained the floating appearance of some of the figures.
There were many unfinished parts in the painting The Entombment such as the cloak of the missing Virgin. The painting was in short supply and it would have required quantities of the expensive lapis lazuli blue and it could be the reason as to why this was held up for completion which explains the fact as to why it was unfinished. However, even if this was the reason behind the unfinished painting, it would not explain why the artist not completed many other parts of the painting The Entombment that did not require any expensive lapis lazuli blue.