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Book of Hours
Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 67v

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Christ: before Caiaphas -- Caiphas, wearing conical hat, is seated on throne, extending right hand toward Christ, crossed nimbus, hands crossed and bound at waist, standing before Caiphas. Man, wearing hat, indicating Christ with right hand, stands next to Caiphas. Behind Christ are two men wearing hats, one holding spear, and group of soldiers, eight holding spears.
Scene in room with decorated walls and windows.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament on gold background with foliate medallion enclosing inscription IHS in gold medallion emitting rays.

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