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Royal 2 B VII f. 257 Joseph and Christina
Joseph and Christina
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Description: Miniature of four scenes in quatrefoils with (top left) Pilate giving Joseph of Arimathaea the order to have the body of Christ, (top right) the Deposition of Christ, Joseph supporting the body and Nicodemus drawing the nail from the feet with pincers, the Virgin on the left, John on the right; (bottom left) Pilate and the High Priest giving orders to the soldier, (bottom right) the Entombment, Joseph supporting Christ's head, Nicodemus holding a pot of spices, the Virgin, weeping, and John behind, with a bas-de-page scene of Christina being held by two men, one of whom stabs her. 
Origin: England (London/Westminster or East Anglia?) 
Attribution: Queen Mary Master 


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