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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 103v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, wearing short diaphanous loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus INRI. At left are Holy Woman, nimbed and veiled, partial nimbus, Evangelist John, nimbed, left hand on left shoulder of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, swooning. At right are three men wearing hats, one indicating Christ with left hand, and one holding shield and bannered spear.
Scene in landscape with hills and trees, building in distance, tree trunks in foreground.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament including daisy.

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