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Prayer book
France, Tours or Paris, ca. 1511-1513
MS M.292 fol. 27v

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In background, Christ, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with four nails to cross with titulus INRI; open book rests at foot of cross. In foreground lion is next to Jerome, nimbed and tonsured, wearing torn garment, bleeding from wound in breast, holding rock in right hand, looking up toward the crucifix. On ground is cardinal's hat.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop; miniature enclosed in frame.

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