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

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, nimbed, with eyes closed and head inclined, and blood flowing from wounds, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI, on mound. He is flanked by two trees with flowering blossoms, and by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands clasped, and Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand to face and extending left hand.
Scene against paneled background within frame.
Third of three miniatures facing the Canon of the Mass.

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