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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 9v
Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, head inclined, eyes closed, in long loin cloth, is affixed with four nails to green cross with flared top and arms.
He is flanked by Virgin Mary, veiled, with her raised hands clasped, and John with his right hand raised to his face; both are nimbed.
Above arms of the cross, Personifications of Sun, rays encircling head, and Moon, veiled, with crescent on head, emerge from clouds.
Scene against gold background, within decorated frame.
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