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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 129v

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Christ: Piet³l -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits and holds in her lap Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing short loin cloth and crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds. Mary holds to her face with her left hand the left hand of Christ. In background is tau cross and landscape with trees and distant cities.
Miniature enclosed by frame inscribed O UOS OMNES QUI TRANSITIS PER UIAM ATENDITE ET UIDETES SI ES DOLOR SI...[SIMILIS ?] (sic).
Amid foliate ornament in margins are fourteen birds.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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