This painting is likely to have been made in Venice, where Zoppo chiefly worked.
The body of the dead Christ is propped up in the tomb. Two extinguished candles symbolize the end of his life. Saint John the Baptist stands behind a parapet on the left. Another hermit saint, wearing a long bear and a cowl, places his hands carefully upon Christ's head.
The back of this painting is decorated to imitate marble, suggesting that it was an independent work, made for private devotion.
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