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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 177v

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Christ: Deposition -- Christ, crossed nimbus, in loin cloth, is lowered from Cross. Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holds right arm; Joseph of Arimathea supports torso with draped hands; Nicodemus removes nail from feet.
Scene on green background decorated in gold within foliate initial A.
Left margin:
Right margin:
Bird, possibly crane.
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Snail pulls cart containing barrel.

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