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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 4v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, crown of thorns on His inclined head, wears long loin cloth, with blood flowing from His wounds. He is affixed with three nails, to the cross, and is flanked by Virgin Mary nimbed, veiled, with book in her raised right hand and her left hand raised to her face, and Evangelist John nimbed, with his right hand raised and book in his left hand. Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and six heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three), in medallions and four heraldic devices, including Moreuil and Hangest; patterned backgrounds.

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