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France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 139r

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Christ: of Sorrows, Type, with Arms crossed -- Initial I enclosing half-figure of Christ, crossed nimbus, eyes shut, wearing loincloth, arms crossed on abdomen, bleeding from wound in side, wounds on hands visible.
Initial I enclosing head of man.
Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man, wearing hood, indicating forehead with right hand, grasping peak of the hood with left hand; crouching man raising left hand, holding rod with right hand.

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