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Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 144r

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Christ: Deposition -- Joseph of Arimathea supports torso and left arm of Christ, nimbed, in loin cloth, with His right arm dangling. Nicodemus, as three-quarter figure, extracts with pincers one of two nails from Christ's feet on cross. Evangelist John, beardless, extends hands toward the Christ.
Miniature beside decorated initial D of Prayer to the Holy Cross.

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