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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 78r

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Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, carries cross on left shoulder. Two men, wearing hats, flank Him, holding ropes tied around His waist. Behind Christ are Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with joined hands raised, man, wearing hat, possibly holding goad or rod in raised left hand and with right hand on shoulder of Christ, and another nimbed figure. Rays emanate from above. City in background.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Luxembourg (?) (barry of 6 argent and gules a lion with forked tail sable, armed and langued or).

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