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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 21v

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Christ: Entombment -- In initial C, nude body of Christ, crossed nimbus, is held over open sarcophagus by man at His head and another at His feet, both with draped hands and both wearing turban-like headgear. Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, hands extended, stands behind the sarcophagus.
Left and lower margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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