RUSSIA, NOVGOROD SCHOOL, 15TH CENTURY

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The Descent from the Cross

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The Descent from the Cross
Russia, Novgorod School, 15th century
Traditionally painted in strong colours, the body of the crucified Christ is lifted down from the cross by Joseph of Aramathea with the Mother of God supporting His head, with the three Marys in attendance, while St. John holds the legs of the Saviour and Nicodemus extracts the nails from His feet, with architectural background
18½ x 13¾in. (47 x 35cm.)