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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 32r

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Christ: Pietà -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated on ground at base of cross with titulus INRI, holds body of Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing transparent loin cloth, flanked by Evangelist John, nimbed, arms extended, and Mary Magdalene, nimbed, arms extended. Buildings of a city, possibly Jerusalem, in background.
Scene in landscape setting.
Floreate border frames text.

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