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France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, ca. 1375
MS M.90 fol. 130r

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Miniature divided into two compartments:
1) "Life-size" side wound of Christ in mandorla-like frame inscribed CI EST LA MESURE DE LA PLAIE DU COSTE NOSTRE SEIGNEUR QUI POUR NOUS SOUFFRIST MORT EN LA CROIS.
2) Christ, as Man of Sorrows, blood issuing from wounds, stands within sarcophagus and in front of sudarium.
Foliate border frames miniature.

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