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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 65v

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Apostle, Andrew: Crucifixion -- Apostle Andrew, nimbed, hangs on saltire cross. One man, wearing hat, with sword at waist, stands on drum tyingAndrew's right hand to cross; another man kneels on ground, tying Andrew's left foot to the cross. At right stand two men, wearing hats, one possibly with joined hands. Above, God, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding globe in left hand, appears in cloud-edged arc of Heaven next to scroll inscribed QUI NO(N) BAIULAT CRUCE(M) SUAM ET UEN(I)T ME NO(N) POTEST ME(US) E(SS)E DISCIPUL(US) (Luke 14:27, variant)
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird.

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