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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 37r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rays as nimbus, with eyes shut, wearing crown of thorns and loincloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI. He is flanked by two thieves, bound to tau-crosses with broken arms. Above are sun and moon.
Below at left is Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, joined hadns raised. Behind her is Evangelist John, nimbed, and three Holy Woman, nimbed and veiled.
Below at right is Soldier, astride horse, beside man, wearing hat, holding stick in left hand. Behind them is group of soldiers, wearing armor.
Judas: hanged -- In right margin is Judas, with open robe, hanging by neck from tree, beside bestial devil, holding stick.
Christ: Casting of Lots for Garments -- In lower marginare two men, one holding swoardin right hand, fighting over garment. At right, man, wearing hat holds sword in both hands.

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