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France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 84v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing crown and thorns and short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross. Flanking the cross are Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands crossed, and Evangelist John, nimbed, with hands raised. Fleur-de-lis background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, with bands of foliate decoration.

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