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Grab Jesu (The Tomb of Christ)
  • Austria or Bohemia
  • Grab Jesu (The Tomb of Christ), late 1700s–early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) or Sandl, Archduchy of Austria/Austrian Empire (present-day Aus
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 33.7 x 27.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0045
Description
Literature

Rectangle wood frame surrounding painting. Within the painting we see a man (Jesus) within a tomb with a halo around his head. A blue curtain is above his body in the tomb, red clothe is below. On top of the tomb is a cross, and flowers on either side. On each side of the tomb is an angel with golden wings. The angels are mirrored images. On the bottom we see the words, "Grab Jesu."