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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 138v

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Christ: despoiled of Garments -- Initial I enclosing half-figure of Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing loincloth, garment hanging from forearms.
Christ: of Sorrows, Type, with Arms crossed -- Initial I enclosing half-figure of nude Christ, crossed nimbus, arms crossed on breast, wounds visible in side and hands.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of winged man, wearing hat, gesturing with both hands, looking upward, emerging from foliage; half figure of woman (?), wearing hat, holding rod with left hand, emerging from web or wing.

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