The early suggested date of this altarpiece based on its proximity to International Gothic style places it in a somewhat unknown context, something that has resulted in the most diverse hypotheses regarding its possible origins. Whereas some see a connection with the few altarpieces coming from a source in Brussels, others see a connection with the work of the maestro of Hakendover. The altarpiece, however, has not been firmly identified with either of these possible sources. Though the vast majority of people seem to agree that the carved part of the altarpiece was imported, Robert Didier suggested it was a Spanish interpretation of these artistic movements.
In fact, the materials used, both the wood used in the frame and the gypsum-based polychrome decoration, seem to indicate the altarpiece was made locally, perhaps by a Flemish craftsman who had established his workshop in the area, this would explain the previously-mentioned similarities.
The inscription of the tomb in the relief of the Holy Burial was probably added at some later date.