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Behold: Jesus taken down from the cross more
religion, easter, death, people, nudity, bare feet, vines, vignettes, biblical scenes
A Biblical scene enclosed in a circular vine.
Jesus, a well-known Jew from Palestine, was publicly humiliated and executed stark naked for crimes against the state; afterwards his supporters were permitted to retrieve the body and to take it to a tomb provided by (according to some accounts) a wealthy merchant.
The engraving was made by Eric Gill for the Golden Cockerel edition of the Four Gospels and is in his distinctive style.
This image is a detail from a full-page wood-engraving that also includes text.