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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 76r

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Christ: Entombment -- Body of Christ, nimbed, wearing crown of thorns, wrapped in burial cloth is lowered into sarcophagus by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Evangelist John, nimbed, head bowed, right hand to face sits in foreground, next to the sarcophagus. Behind the sarcophagus, are Virgin Mary and two Holy Women, all nimbed and veiled with wimple.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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