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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 104v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, wearing short loincloth, His wounds bleeding, is affixed with three nails to cross. At left are two (?) Holy Women, nimbed and veiled, Evangelist John, nimbed, his right hand touching right side of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands. At right are soldiers, five holding spears, the foremost looking toward, and indicating with right hand, Christ on cross, possibly Longinus of Jerusalem.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with vine scroll and bands of floreate ornament, including viola.

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