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Lamentation of the dead Christ

Lamentation of the dead Christ

Mourners surrounded Christ's body immediately following the descent from the cross. Those present include the Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus. Christ's stigmata are visible. The stigmata are the wounds inflicted upon Jesus by his nailing to the cross.