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    Sale 7623

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 555

    A RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE ENTOMBMENT

    NOTTINGHAM, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE ENTOMBMENT
    NOTTINGHAM, 15TH CENTURY
    With Christ to the centre being lowered into the tomb by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, the Virgin and attendant figures above and Mary Magdalene below; on a modern rectangular textile-covered ground with wood-effect painted frame; traces of polychromy; losses
    17 in. (43.1 cm.) high


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    The cast of characters and their general disposition on the present relief are paralleled by a fifteenth century example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Cheetham, loc. cit.).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    F. Cheetham, English Medieval Alabasters, Oxford, 1984, pp. 268-269, nos. 195-196.