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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 73v

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Christ: Pietà -- Body of Christ, crossed nimbus, bleeding from wounds, wearing loincloth, reclines on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, seated at foot of cross; only lower portion of cross is visible.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola and strawberry, and inhabited by bird.

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