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Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260
MS M.295 fol. 2r

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Top left:
1) Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, cross-nimbed and wearing loin cloth, is standing with hands crossed in front of column. He is flanked by two torturers, one holding scourge and the other holding club.
Top right:
2) Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, head bowed, eyes closed, and wearing short loin cloth, is affixed to cross with three nails. He is flanked above by sun and moon, and below by Virgin Mary, nimbed, her head bowed, her hands joined and raised, and by Evangelist John, nimbed, touching his face with his right hand.
3) Christ: Ascension -- Only the feet of Christ are visible below cloud. Standing below are apostles and Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled.
Bottom left:
Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, cross-nimbed, holding cross-staff in right hand, raising left hand, steps out of tomb. Before tomb are three soldiers wearing chain mail.
Bottom right:
Apostle, Thomas: Incredulity -- Group of Apostles stand behind Thomas, kneeling and placing his finger into the wound in Christ's side. Christ, cross nimbed, stands, draped in mantle, His right arm raised.
Scenes are set against red background, within frame decorated with geometric ornament.
In bottom margin, monk, tonsured, kneels, looking up, his arms raised.

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