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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 11v

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Christ: Entombment -- Christ, nimbed, wearing loin cloth, is lowered on shroud into sarcophagus by two Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, wearing hats. Behind them are Evangelist John, nimbed, and Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with her joined hands raised, man, and Mary Magdalen, nimbed, leaning over edge of sarcophagus and holding Christ's left hand in her left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Margins are decorated initials A and M.

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