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Book of Hours
France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 92r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, with crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus INRI. At left are Holy Woman, veiled, Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands, and Evangelist John, with joined hands. All are nimbed. At right are man wearing hat, raising left hand, looking up toward Christ, possibly Longinus of Jerusalem, and group of soldiers, most only tops of heads visible, five holding spears, one wearing sword at waist, one holding shield.
Initial D enclosing bird.
Margins with bands of gold and red decorated with floreate ornament including strawberry, and inhabited by bird pecking fly, snail, and fantastic animal.

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