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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 29v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, nimbed, wears crown of thorns on His inclined head and loin cloth. He bleeds from His wounds and is affixed with three nails to cross, with titulus inscribed INRI. He is flanked by two thieves; each is bound by ropes to cross.
At left, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, swoons, and is supported by Evangelist John, nimbed, and two Holy Women, nimbed and veiled. At right are soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears, the foremost of which holds stick in right hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Christ: Casting of Lots for Garments -- Of three man, kneeling on ground, one wears diadem. and one wears hat, with scimitar hung over shoulder. They touch carment on ground. Scene in landscape setting.

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