Descent from the Cross

South Netherlandish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea remove Christ’s body from the cross. The carving, once part of an altarpiece, repeats a composition established by the Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden.

Descent from the Cross, Oak, polychromy and gilding, South Netherlandish

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