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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 10v

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Christ: Entombment -- Man and Nicodemus, both wearing caps, lower body of Christ, partially wrapped in shroud, into architectural sarcophagus behind which is Joseph of Arimathea, wearing fillet, pouring ointment from vessel on Him.
Scene beneath architectural frame, against gold background, within frame decorated with foliate ornament.

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