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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 206r

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Christ: Entombment -- Christ, crossed nimbus, hands crossed on abdomen, bleeding from wounds, wearing short loincloth, reclines on cloth held over sarcophagus by Joseph of Arimathea, nimbed, wearing hood, and by another man, wearing hat. Behind sarcophagus are Mary Magdalen holding jar, Virgin Mary, veiled, hands crossed on breast, Evangelist John, and two Holy Women, one veiled with wimple, with joined hands and one wearing hat; all are nimbed.
Margins decorated with bands of floreate ornament and inhabited by bird and two fantastic animals.

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