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Matthew 28: 1-7; Mark 16: 1-7; Luke 24:1-10

Four soldiers guard the tomb, according to Pilate’s instructions. (Matthew 28:1-7). The three women led by Mary Magdalen bring spices which they carry in a jar, and a censer. The angel, holding a lily sits on the empty tomb. He tells the women not to be afraid and points to the right indicating the absence of Christ’s body, ‘He is risen, he is not here’ (Mark16:1-6). The setting, in a domed space with exotic trees, is the same as the Entombment (p48). This is a common Anglo-Saxon scheme.

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