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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 48r

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Christ: Entombment -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, with wound in His side, lies on sarcophagus, before Joseph of Arimathea, pearled nimbus, with vessel in raised right hand pouring oil on His torso, and Nicodemus, pearled nimbus, placing shroud on Him.
Scene against gold stippled background within initial C with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, dragon and running dog.
In lower margin, hybrid woman wearing headdress and hybrid man wearing hat, flanking heraldic escutcheon of LeZouche (gules, six besants or).

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