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Descent from the Cross

Square bronze plaque with rounded edges depicting in relief the nude body of Christ supported under the arms by a male figure behind. Robed figure of (St. John?) clasps Christ's proper right hand. Mourning female figure (the Virgin?) stands on proper left side. Brass frame around plaque attached...

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1988.209 By 1968, with Rowland Burdon-Muller (b. 1891-d. 1980), Boston [See Note 1]; 1988, bequest of Rowland Burdon-Muller to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 1988) NOTE: [1] The plaque was on loan at the MFA between November 13, 1968 and November 18, 1970, and then between May 7, 1971 and March 23, 1988.

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Bequest of Rowland Burdon-Muller

Italian, 20th century, about 1947–57

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Metal; bronze