Christ's dead body is lowered into a tomb after he has been taken down from the cross.The Deposition is visible in the right background. The Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene and two Holy Women are present.
The picture is painted over an engraving by the 15th-century German artist Schongauer, a time-saving way of producing a composition.
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