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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 183v

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Christ: Pietà -- Christ, nimbed, bleeding from wounds, wearing short loincloth, reclines across lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, her right arm under, and her left arm across His body. Skull is in foreground. Behind them is tau cross with illegible titulus, crown of thorns hanging over titulus, and nail at each end of the cross arm.
Scene in landscape with hill and with city in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grapes.

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