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Office of the Feast of Corpus Christi
Austria, Vienna, between 1403 and 1406
M.853 fol. 2r

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Christ: of Sorrows -- Within initial S, half-figure of Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, wearing loincloth, hands crossed on abdomen, bleeding from wounds in side and hands.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament on frame enclosing text. In lower margin, medallion enclosing escutcheon decorated with heraldry of William, Duke of Austria (gules a fesse argent), surmounted by helmet with feathers of the same, crowned and crested with peacock feathers.

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