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France, possibly Paris or Angers, ca. 1435
MS M.241 fol. 80r

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Christ: before Pilate -- Pilate, wearing ermine-lined hat and garment with ermine collar, seated on canopied throne, raises right hand toward Christ, decorated nimbus, His hands bound with rope and covered by sleeves of tunic. He is flanked by two soldiers, wearing helmets and armor. One soldier holds spear with banner, decorated with dragon, in left hand and raises right hand; the other grasps left arm of Christ and holds end of rope with left hand. Wall in background.
Foliate border.

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