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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 45v

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Christ: of Sorrows -- Christ, nimbed, wearing mantle and short loin cloth, as Man of Sorrows. At his feet are three vessels and pitcher on platter. He stands before sarcophagus and the following instruments of the Passion, all affixed to wall: column surmounted by cock, scourge, switches, sponge, spear, three nails, hammer, cross, crown of thorns, moneybag, scimitar with Malchus' ear, hammer, ladder, reed, and pincers.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament begins prayer Conditor celi et terrae rex regum.

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