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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 300v

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Christ: Crucifixion, One Cross, with Virgin Mary and Evangelist John -- Christ, nimbed, eyes closed, head inclined, wearing long loin cloth, bleeding from right side, is affixed with four nails to cross with titulus and suppedaneum, forming part of initial Tau, flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, hands draped, and Evangelist John, nimbed, book in draped left hand; title inscription.
Illustration for the reading John 19:9-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35, for September 14 (Feast of Exaltation of the Cross).

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