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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 90r

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Christ: Piet³l -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with joined hands raised, holds in her lap body of Christ, wearing short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds. Mary is flanked by Evangelist John, nimbed, supporting head of the Christ, and Mary Magdalen, nimbed, veiled, holding ointment jar in both hands. In background on hill is tau cross with titulus with pseudo-inscription, flanked by tau crosses upon which are bound Dysmas and Gestas.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament in diagonal pattern. Margins inhabited by butterfly and fantastic winged animal.

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