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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 104v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, cross-nimbed, eyes closed, head inclined, wearing long loin cloth, blood flowing from wounds, affixed wtih three nails to green cross, flanked to left by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with sword in breast, raising left hand, and Longinus the Soldier with spear piercing His upper torso, and to right by Stephaton extending sponge on reed toward His face, and Evangelist John, nimbed, with right hand raised to neck.
Scene against gold diapered background with decorated frame with foliage sprigs.
At end of Prayer, Obsecro te angelice spiritus begun on fol. 103v.

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