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Christ Nailed to the Cross; Ecce Homo. Two miniatures based on Albrecht Dürer engravings
Germany, Nuremberg, ca. 1520
MS M.896.1r

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Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross -- One executioner looks on as two others nail, with hammers, Christ, wearing crown of thorns and short loin cloth, to cross inclined on ground. Nails, pincers, and basket with hammer are on ground beside cross.
In background is landscape.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers and inhabited by two caterpillars, two butterflies, and snail.

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