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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 19v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Two thieves (Dysmas and Gestas), wearing short loin cloths, bound to tau-crosses, flank Stephaton, wearing hat, holding sponge on reed to mouth of Christ, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, affixed with three nails to tau-cross. Sky in background with sun and moon, and stars. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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