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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1515
MS M.732 fol. 27v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Below sun and moon in starry sky, Christ, nimbed, wearing crown of thorns and short loincloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed to tau cross with three nails. Titulus I.N.R.I. surmounts cross.
Below, Mary Magadalen, prayer shawl draped around neck, embraces base of cross and kisses feet of Christ. She is flanked by Virgin Mary and Evangelist John and surrounded by Holy Women. All figures are nimbed.
Miniature framed by illusionistic architectural frame.

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