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Entombment of Jesus

A representation of the burial or entombment of Jesus Christ, typically featuring Joseph and Nicodemus, as described in Matthew 27, 57-61; Mark 15, 42-47; Luke 23, 50-56; Luke 19, 38-42).


Weitzmann, K. 1961. ‘The Origin of the Threnos’, in M. Meiss, ed., De Artibus Opuscula XL: Essays in Honor of Erwin Panofsky, I (New  York: New York University Press, 1961), 476–490. Lepage, C. and J. Mercier 2011–2012. ‘Un tétraévangile illustré éthiopien à cycle long du XVe siècle. Codicologie et iconographie’, Cahiers Archéologiques, 54 (2011–2012), 99–174. Gnisci, J. 2015. ‘Shrouding the Divine: Observations on the Iconography of the Entombment of Christ in Ethiopian Illumination of the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries’, Orientalia Christiana Periodica, 81/2 (2015), 473–492.

There are 3 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1010Entombment
id title type
BLorient481 London, British Library, BL Orient 481 mss
EMIP00061 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 31 mss
EMIP00070 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Marwick Codex 22 mss
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