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Chronique universelle
Text and foliate borders: France, probably Rouen, ca. 1460. Six large miniatures: Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470-1480. Nine small miniatures, blue borders, widow’s knots, monograms, plaques, scrolls, and heraldic arms: France, possibly Rouen, ca. 1519.
MS M.214 I, fol. 83v

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Christ: crowned with Thorns -- Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, bleeding from head, hands bound in lap, sits on bench, flanked by two men, wearing hats, holding rods with which they place crown of thorns on the head of the Christ. Figures cast shadows on back wall of room.
In right and center margins, floreate ornament.

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