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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 76v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing short loincloth, His wounds bleeding, is affixed with three nails to cross. He is flanked by two thieves, with their arms over cross-arm, bleeding from wounds in arms and legs. At left, below are Holy Woman, veiled with wimple, Virgin Mary, veiled with wimple and with joined hands, and Evangelist John, all nimbed. At right is group of soldiers, some holding spears, and possibly Longinus of Jerusalem, wearng armor and helmet, indicating Christ with right hand and holding spear with left hand.
Scene in landscape with trees, buildings and hills in distance.
In initial D, head of man wearing cap or helmet, looking up toward Christ.

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