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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 11r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, eyes closed, wearing transparent loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed with three nails to tau-cross.
At left, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, in front of Evangelist John, nimbed. At right, man wearing hat and ermine mantle, possibly Longinus of Jerusalem (Centurion), right hand extended toward Christ, in front of soldier wearing armor and helmet.
Scene in landscape setting with city in background, possibly Jereusalem. Bone from skeleton on ground.
Scene within decorated initial D.
Floreate border frames text.

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