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Italy, Florence, during the last quarter of the 15th century
M.361 fol. 100r

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Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing loincloth, is bound to column. He is flanked by tormenters, holding scourges in right hands. In background are four men, two of which wear hats. Scene is within decorated initial D.
Margin is decorated with floreate border, inhabited by putti, birds, and moth. Crosses are in center of upper and lower margins.
In lower margin, vignette contains half-figure of Isaiah, nimbed, raising right hand, and in left, holding scross with inscription, A PLANTA PEDIS VSQ(UE) AD VERT(ICEM).

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