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Italy, probably Florence, ca. 1485-1490
MS W.26 fol. 140r

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Cross enclosed in initial D.
Christ: Crucifixion -- In lower margin, Christ, crossed nimbus, bleeding from wounds, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross, He is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, and by Evangelist John, nimbed, right hand on his breast. Both look away from cross.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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