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Book of Hours
England, possibly Winchester, 1490s
MS M.487 fol. 64v

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Christ: before Pilate -- Pilate, wearing ermine-lined hat and mantle, holding scepter in right hand and with left hand pointing to his breast, sits on canopied throne. Before him stands Christ, with crossed-nimbus, bleeding from head, with hands tied and arms held by four men, including three wearing helmets and epauli³•res, and the fourth, possibly fool, with large nose, wearing parti-colored garment and pointed green hood.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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