The Descent from the Cross:

The Descent from the Cross:

Representation of an episode from the Passion of Christ. In this, Joseph of Arimathea takes down the body of the crucified Jesus from the cross so as to give it a burial, with the help of Nicodemus, removing the nails, and Mary and John the Evangelist as witnesses.  The monumental groups cut in wood are especially significant, which in Medieval Catalonia were distinguished by the fact that there appear the figures of Dismas and Gestas, the two thieves, on the sides of the composition, as can be seen in the famous SantíssimMisteri(Holy Mystery) ofSant Joan de les Abadesses.