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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 22r

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Christ: Piet³l -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, is seated with body of Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing short loincloth, wounds bleeding, on her lap. She holds His left arm with her left hand. At left, Evangelist John, nimbed, kneels, holding upper body of Christ with right hand. Behind them is tau (?) cross.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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