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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 179v

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Christ: led to Calvary -- Two veiled Daughters of Jerusalem follow Simon of Cyrene bearing tau-cross, beside Christ, cross-nimbed, in loin cloth, with His head turned toward them and with His hands bound, led by two men, one armed with shield and spear.
Scene in architectural setting with domed towers.
Illustration of Gospel of Luke 23:26, at beginning of Luke 23:28.

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