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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 80r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, and loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross. Virgin Mary, veiled with wimple, and Evangelist John, both nimbed, with joined hands, flank the cross. Donor, with joined hands, kneels at left looking up at Christ. Scene in landscape with trees and hills; building in distance. Text at bottom of miniature begins Prayer to Christ.

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