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Italy, Florence, during the last quarter of the 15th century
M.361 fol. 120r

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Christ: Deposition -- Man supports torso of Christ, nimbed, wearing loin cloth, bleeding from wounds in feet, affixed to cross with suppedaneum. At left is woman (?), veiled, and man, nimbed. At right, man stands on ladder and extends hand to support Christ's upper body. Scene is in landscape setting, within decorated initial D.

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