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Chronique universelle
Text and foliate borders: France, probably Rouen, ca. 1460. Six large miniatures: Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470-1480. Nine small miniatures, blue borders, widow’s knots, monograms, plaques, scrolls, and heraldic arms: France, possibly Rouen, ca. 1519.
MS M.224 II, fol. 116v

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Christ: Crucifixion, One Cross, with Virgin Mary and Evangelist John -- Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, wearing crown of thorns and short loin cloth, showing five bleeding wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross, with titulus inscribed INRI. Flanking the Christ are Virgin Mary, veiled, and Evangelist John, both nimbed and with joined hands raised. Sun and moon in sky flanking the Christ, and on ground at base of the cross are skull and bones.
In center margin, floreate ornament.

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