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#1669: Entombment (1555)

Photo 1669: Entombment (1555) - Notre-Dame-la-Grande, Poitiers

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Photo ID
1669
Credit
Title
Entombment (1555)
Caption
A lovely sculpture group depicting the Entombment of Christ in the Fou Chapel of Notre-Dame-la-Grande, Poitiers. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus are shown laying the body gently in the grave, as Mary Magdalene, John the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary mourn. Dated to 1555 by an inscription on the back of one of the figures, the group was given to Trinity Abbey (now destroyed) by Renée d'Amboise, whose sister was abbess.
Geotag
46.583266° N, 0.343977° E
Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600