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Descent from the Cross

Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Oak, polychromy and gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 23 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (60.3 x 28.6 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.165
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.
Chappey and Co.(sold 1906)
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