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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 138v

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Christ: bearing Cross -- Before group of soldiers, with helmets and spears, and two bearded men, possibly apostles, Christ, nimbless, bears cross on back. Man, with left hand on top of cross, turns and raises club at apostles. To right, man, carrying hammer, grabs Christ's garment and pulls Him forward. Below figures is river with small bridge. Scene set in landscape with rocky out-croppings and towers of castle seen in distance.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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