Christ's body is taken down from the cross; he is laid into a tomb. Engraving after M. de Vos.

  • Vos, Maarten de, 1532-1603.
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About this work


Bible. N.T. Matthew 27.57-60; Mark 15.46; Luke 23.53. John 19.38-42. In the distance on the left the cross is being carried up a hill, amidst a large crowd comprised of soldiers with spears and a flag. On the ground beneath Christ are a chalice, a bone, a hammer, a dish (upon which is written the artist's name) and three nails. Magdalene, with a jar of ointment, holds Christ's hand and foot. On the right hand side Christ is laid in his tomb

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 17.3 x 24.4 cm


Art: IV S. Joanes. M. de Vos invent.


Wellcome Collection 23230i


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