of the Cross

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Station 13. Jesus' Body Is Removed from the Cross

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James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "The Descent from the Cross (La descent de croix)" (1884-1896), Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, 
33.7 x 24.1 cm, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.
Mark 15:46a (NIV)

"So Joseph ... took down the body."

Matthew 27:57-59 (NIV)

"57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body..."