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Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 80v

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Christ: Entombment -- Body of Christ, wearing short loin cloth, is lowered into carved sarcophagus by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, both with draped hands. Beside the sarcophagus stand three Holy Women, two veiled, all nimbed and holding ointment jars. Scene in landscape with hills and trees.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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