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Chronique universelle
Text and foliate borders: France, probably Rouen, ca. 1460. Six large miniatures: Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470-1480. Nine small miniatures, blue borders, widow’s knots, monograms, plaques, scrolls, and heraldic arms: France, possibly Rouen, ca. 1519.
MS M.224 II, fol. 52v

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Two miniatures in right column:
1) Christ: before Pilate, and Pilate: washing Hands -- Youth holds pitcher and stands beside Pilate, wearing hat, seated on canopied throne, washing hands in basin. Before him stands Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, with hands bound, flanked by soldiers, wearing armor.
2) Christ: bearing Cross, and Simon of Cyrene: bearing Cross -- Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, carries tau-cross, assisted by Simon of Cyrene, wearing hat. Behind the Christ stand Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with joined hands raised, Holy Women, nimbed, veiled, and soldiers, wearing armor, holding spears, all before city of Jerusalem.
Left margin decorated with floreate ornament; monograms A and S in margin below left column.

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