Recto: Lamentation over the dead Christ. Verso: Zeuxis painting Helen of Troy.

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Recto: Christ is shown lying upon a sarcophagus. Two angels hold lighted candles near his head. The Virgin kneels beside it. Four other women, and an indistinct figure in the back, mourn the dead Christ. Below is a framing line, part of which is on -2648a. A few strokes at the lower edge belong to -2648a. Verso, vertically: Zeuxis uses a number of models to fashion an image of Helen of Troy. The study of the leg is above, at left. Zeuxis paints with his left hand after a girl standing upon a platform. Two of the others are seated, one takes her skirt off, the fourth stands in the right foreground. Framing line, at left. The line and strokes at the left edge belong to -2648b. Subject: Pliny the Elder, Roman, 23 – 79 CE. Made in: Netherlands. Date: 1590s. Record ID: chndm_1901-39-2647.

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