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France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 41r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rayed crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, wearing loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus INRI (John 19:19). Cross is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, and by Evangelist John, nimbed, with joined hands. Mary Magdalen, nimbed, crouches at foot of the cross, grasping it with both arms. Ointment jar is next to her.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, and inhabited by bird and fantastic animal.

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