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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:The Deposition from the series The Passion of Christ
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 5/16 in x 9 5/16 in; 31.3 cm x 23.7 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 3/8 in x 2 1/16 in; 8.6 cm x 5.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Acceperunt ergo corpus Iesu, et ligauerunt / illud linteis cum aromatibus sicut mos / est Iudaeis sepelire. Ioan. 19. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere. ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (pen and brown ink): 1061
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.14
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary tend to Christ's body while St. John and St. Veronica stand behind him. In lower right corner is the crown of thorns, nails, and plyers.

Christianity; crosses; crucifixions

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