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England, possibly Winchester, 1490s
MS M.487 fol. 75v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing ermine-lined mantle, standing with joined hands raised, and Evangelist John, nimbed, wearing ermine-lined mantle, with right hand raised and holding book in left hand, flank Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, affixed with three nails to tau cross below titulus inscribed I.N.R.I.. Before cross on ground are skull and two bones.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament, including berries.

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