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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 98r
Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, nimbed, bleeding from wounds, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI. Sun and moon appear above cross. He is flanked by two thieves, bound by broken arms to tau-crosses. Below, to left, Evangelist John, nimbed, supports Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with arms crossed, in front of Veronica of Rome, nimbed, holding veil showing head of Christ, cross-nimbed, and Longinus, wearing hat, piercing Christ's side with spear.
Mary Magdalen, nimbed, kneeling, embraces base of the cross.
To right, of two men conversing, one wears hat and holds stick and the other wears hood and raises left forefinger. Behind them, man, possibly Longinus of Jerusalem (Centurion), wearing hat, indicates Christ with right forefinger. In background is man, wearing hat, mounted on horse, and group of soldiers, wearing armor, some holding spears.
Scene in landscape setting, with hills and buildings in distance.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including daisies, cornflowers, roses, thistles, grapevines and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hat, by fly and by dragon.
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