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Gradual, Sequentiary, Sacramentary
Austria, perhaps Salzburg, ca. 1260-1264
MS M.855 fol. 111r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, with eyes closed and head inclined, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI, above mound. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cross-inscribed veil, raising left hand, and Evangelist John, nimbed, raising draped right hand to face. All before wall and four trees with flowering blossoms, two inclining toward the cross.
Scene against gold background within frame.
Second of three miniatures preceding the Canon of the Mass.

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