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Belgium, Bruges, between 1500 and 1526
M.363 fol. 17v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rays as nimbus, blood issuing from wounds, wearing loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to tau-cross with titulus INRI. To left, Evangelist John, nimbed, supports Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, with clasped hands raised. At right, Longinus of Jerusalem (centurion) (?), wearing hat, is mounted on horse and raises right forefinger. In front of him is man, wearing hat, mounted on horse, with sword at waist. Scene in landscape setting.
Scene is surrounded by architectural frame within which is angel holding sponge in both hands, column, and withes (in right margin); nails, hammer, scimitar, and pincers (in lower margin); and rope and scourge (in right margin).

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