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The Entombment of Christ with the Virgin Mary, Saint John, Nicodemus, and Joseph of Arimathea

Date:
1500–1510
Culture:
German or South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wood, polychromy, gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 1/2 x 15 5/16 x 3 3/4in. (49.5 x 38.9 x 9.5cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.298
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
In this Lamentation and Entombment scene, the frail attenuated body of Christ is laid into the tomb by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, as the Virgin Mary, supported by Saint John, looks on. Christ’s body is tilted toward the viewers so that they, too, may share in the sorrow of the moment.
Wanamaker, New York (sold 1907)
Béguerie-De Paepe, Pantxika. "La sculpture à Abbeville vers 1500." In La sculpture picarde à Abbeville vers 1500: Autour du retable de Thuison, edited by Pantxika Béguerie-De Paepe. Tournai: La Renaissance du Livre, 2001. pp. 53–54, fig. 35bis.

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