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France, Le Mans, 1100-1120
MS G.17 fol. 24v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, head inclined, in long loin cloth, is affixed with four nails to cross with suppedaneum on mound, flanked by Virgin Mary veiled, with left hand raised to face, and John, with right hand raised to face and book in left hand, both with decorated nimbi. Christ is flanked above by medallions enclosing faces of Personifications of Moon, crescent on head, and Sun, both emerging from clouds.

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