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Gospel book
Armenia, Van, 1461
MS M.749 fol. 11v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, eyes closed, head inclined, wearing long loin cloth, affixed with four nails (visible ?) to cross with titulus inscribed in Armenian, and suppedaneum, on mound in which is head of Adam (?).
He is flanked above by Personifications of Sun and Moon, and below to left by Virgin Mary, pearled nimbus, with raised hands clasped, accompanied by nimbed saint, and to right by Evangelist John, pearled nimbus, with hands raised, looking up toward Him.
Scene within decorated frame.

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