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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 13v

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Christ:Crucifixion -- Christ, nimbed, with crown of thorns, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus, probably INRI. At left, Virgin Mary, nimbed, with veil and wimple, eyes shut, is seated with her hands crossed in her lap. Evangelist John, nimbed, leans over her, touching with his left hand her left shoulder. Of two men standing at right, one wearing hat, right hand on his breast, looks at the other man, wearing hood, holding spear (?) with right hand and shield with left hand.
Scene in landscape with building, possibly castle, in background and birds flying overhead.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry and grapes.

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