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Book of Hours
France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 75v

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Christ: Entombment -- Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus hold shroud upon which lies body of Christ, nimbed, with wounds in hands, feet, and side, above sarcophagus. Two men, wearing hats, pour ungent from bottle onto left hand of Christ. Flanking the men are three Holy Women, Virgin Mary, and Evangelist John, all nimbed. Scene in interior.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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