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Crucifixion; Last Judgment
Belgium, probably Ghent or Tournai, ca. 1460-1465
MS M.1145.1. Book of hours single leaf with Cruci

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with crown of thorns, head inclined, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to tau cross with titulus inscribed INRI. Flanking him are Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, hands folded before breast, and Evangelist John, nimbed, hands folded before breast. Scene in landscape setting. Black frame with yellow and grey acanthus leaves (116 x 60 mm.). Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: hybrid woman (left margin) and scratching deer (lower margin).

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