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Book of Hours
France, possibly Brittany, ca. 1430
MS M.1040 fol. 44v

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Christ: Entombment -- Nicodemus, wearing hat, holds with draped hands head of Christ, crossed nimbus, bleeding from wounds; Joseph of Arimathea, wearing hat, one holds His legs and feet as they place Him in sarcophagus. Next to the sarcophagus are two Holy Women, nimbed and veiled, one with joined hands, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, hands crossed on breast, and Evangelist John, nimbed, head inclined.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocky outcrops with diaper background.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and rinceaux.

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