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Book of Hours
Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 162r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, wearing crown of thorns on inclined head and loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed with pseudo-inscription. He is flanked by two thieves, each nude to waist, and bound with arms behind tau-crosses.
Below, at left, Virgin Mary, veiled, hands clasped, is supported by Evangelist John. Behind them are two holy woman, veiled, and Mary Magdalen, clasping cross.
Below, at right, is Stephaton, holding sponge in right hand; Longinus of Jerusalem (?), raising right forefinger; centurion, wearing armor, holding shield in left hand; and three men, wearing hats.
Scene in landscape setting.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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