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Italy, Foligno, late 11th or early 12th century
MS M.379 fol. 6v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, head inclined, eyes open, wearing long loincloth, is affixed with four nails to cross with blank titulus and suppedaneum. He is flanked above by two angels, nimbed, arms extended toward Him. Below, at left Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, catches His blood from wound in side, in vessel held in her draped hands; at right Evangelist John, nimbed, raises right hand and holds roll with left hand.
Scene within frame of foliate ornament.

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