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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 158v

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Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross -- Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, wearing short loin cloth and crown of thorns, is affixed by his hands to tau cross. Man, wearing helmet (?), holding raised hammer, nails the feet of Christ into cross. Another man, wearing hat, holds hammer and pincers. Pincers, hammer, and nails are on ground. In background, behind hills,are two men, wearing hats, and armored soldiers with spears. Miniature framed by columns.
Margins with foliate ornament.

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