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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 328r

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1) Christ: bearing Cross -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered spandrels, two holy women, one possibly Virgin Mary, wearing a veil and wimple, with her arms raised, stand behind Christ, cross-nimbed. He bears the stem of the cross on His right shoulder and is led by a man holding instrument
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing five French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (two) and Count of Grandpr³b (one), and inhabited by three hybrid men, including two wearing hats, and three birds, including a parrot.

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