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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 30v

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Christ: Bewailing -- Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits in front of cross inscribed with titulus INRI. She supports in her lap Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing loin cloth, bleeding from wounds in side, hands, and feet. Three nails on ground beside him. Scene in landscape setting, with buildings of city in background. Stars in sky.
In margin is floreate border, including roses and thistles, inhabited by two birds.

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