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Italy, perhaps Lombardy or Romagna, late 14th to early 15th century
MS M.3 fol. 83r

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Christ: Entombment -- Within opening of cave, Mary Magdalen, nimbed, raising both hands, stands behind sarcophagus on which lies Christ, cross-nimbed, partially draped, blood issuing from wounds. Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated on ground, holds his head in arms. Three Holy Women, two nimbed, are seated on ground beside tomb.

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