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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 25r

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Christ: Pietà -- In initial O, half-figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding body of Christ, nimbed, bleeding from wounds in head and side, wearing short loincloth.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola and inhabited by butterfly, peacock and cat (?) wearing collar with leash attached to stake in ground.

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