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France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, ca. 1375
MS M.90 fol. 76v

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Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorns and long loin cloth, lies on cross positioned diagonally on grassy and rocky terrain. Two of three executioners bind Christ's right arm and feet to cross with rope. Third executioner raises hammer above nail piercing His left hand.
Decorated initial D begins None.
Foliate border frames miniature and text.

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