"After this Joseph of Arimathe'a, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body. Nicode'mus also, who had at first come to him by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds' weight." - John 19:38-39 (RSV)
- Picture: "The Deposition" by a follower of Roger van der Weyden, Netherlandish, about 1490, photo by me. Museum information.