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Panel 19 - Entombment of Mary Magdalen
Description:
Following on from the funeral rites in panel 18, here Mary's shrouded body is being lowered into the tomb, accompanied by more obsequies read by Maximin. Now that the scene has shifted outside, the Bishop no longer has an elaborate lectern to support his missal, which is instead held aloft by an attendant, who also holds his crozier. The curious amoeba-like patterns on the side of the sarcophagus are the artist's way of representing porphyry, indicating a high status burial.