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Belgium, possibly Tournai, end of the 14th century
MS M.314 fol. 31v

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Crucifixion, One Cross, with Virgin Mary and Evangelist John -- Christ, cross-nimbed, eyes closed, head inclined, wearing loin cloth, blood flowing from wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross, flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with clasped hands, and Evangelist John, nimbed, with right hand raised.
Scene against gold background, within architectural frame.
Margins decorated with ornament of gold leaves.

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