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The sculpture of the burial of Christ is a bronze copy (presented to Dean de Waal in 1982) of an original carved in wood in Uganda by Rosemary Namuli.  It depicts four women (possibly men judging by the size of their hands) carrying the body of Christ.

 

What to see:

 

  • the setting of the African sculpture in the Corona (Image 1)

  • detail of four figures carrying the body of Christ (Image 2)

 

Sources:  see standard cathedral sources

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