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Nov 26, 2021 5:57 AM CST
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I would like to know what plant is depicted in this painting from Cologne in the 1500s. It is situated at the far bottom left corner, right next to a foot. There are a couple more shrubs along the bottom edge of the panel, if they could be identified too it would be fantastic.

You can find a high quality image on the London National Gallery's website. The painting is called 'The Deposition' by the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece.

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Nov 26, 2021 11:50 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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looks like henbane.

Ok... I found the painting....


searching google wasn't working...
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Nov 26, 2021 12:54 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Nov 26, 2021 1:24 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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henbane looks like a good match, and fits the mood of the painting. That's the same site that came up for me.
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Nov 27, 2021 11:31 AM CST
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Thank you all!
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