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Turkey, Istanbul, mid 12th century
MS M.692 fol. 224r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Two nimbed and veiled Holy Women, hands extended toward Christ, nimbed, head inclined, long loin cloth, four nails, on cross with double traverse and suppedaneum, resting on skull, flanked by heads of Personifications of Sun and Moon, and by Virgin Mary veiled, draped hands extended, and John, right hand to face, both nimbed.
Illustration for for Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14; John 19:25.

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