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Book of Hours
France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 24r

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Christ: Deposition -- Joseph of Arimathea, wearing cap, supports body of Christ, cross-nimbed, in long loin cloth, with His detached arms held by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, and Evangelist John, nimbed. Nicodemus, wearing hat, kneels with pincers extracting nail from His crossed feet on cross.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliate extensions, and inhabited by hybrid woman wearing snood and headdress, with tail terminating in beast's head, in the lower margin.

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