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France, Angers or Nantes, ca. 1440
M.63 fol. 64v

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Instruments of Passion and Christ: Resurrection -- At left are tau cross, two scourges bound to column, atop of which is cock (rooster), spear, sponge, cross inscribed with titulus INRI, nail from which hangs money bag, ladder, hammer, pincers, garment, dice, and second tau-cross.
At right, Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorn, raising right hand in gesture of blessing amd holding cross staff in his left hand, steps out of sarcophagus.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including roses and strawberries.

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