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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
MS M.972 fol. 45r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns and short diaphanous loincloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, veiled with wimple, hands crossed, grasping mantle on breast, and by Evangelist John, with joined hands, looking up toward Christ. Each has rayed nimbus. Skull and bones are on ground below the cross.
Scene in landscape with hills, and buildings and trees in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle.

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