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Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 75v

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Christ: Entombment -- Body of Christ, partially draped in shroud, in lowered into sarcophagus by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, both wearing hats. Beside the sarcophagus stand two holy women and Virgin Mary, all veiled. Scene in initial B, with extenders terminating in mask.
Margin with floreate ornament, inhabited by birds.

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