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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 337v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed pearled nimbus, wears a crown of thorns on His inclined head and long loin cloth. He is affixed with three nails to the tau-cross; at the foot of the cross is a chalice on the basilisk. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, scalloped nimbus, veiled, raising her clasped hands, and by Evangelist John, scalloped nimbus, with a book with one strap in his draped right hand, his left hand raised to his cheek, and his legs crossed. Sun and moon appear in clouds above the cross. Scene with diapered background within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three), in medallions.

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