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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 15r

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1) Christ: led to Caiaphas -- Two men, wearing tunics, grasp Christ, cross-nimbed, beside three men, one wearing pointed hat, all gesturing.
2) Christ: mocked -- Among three men, one raises object above Christ, nimbed, blindfolded by cloth, with wrists bound, flanked by two men grasping His hands and striking His head.
3) Christ:Flagellation -- Christ, cross-nimbed, in loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, stands with hands bound by rope to column in front, flanked by two dark-skinned tormentors, wearing caps, raising scourges.
4) Christ: bearing Cross -- Two dark-skinned tormentors, one wearing hat and the other a cap, seize Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing blue garment grasped by dark-skinned child holding stick under left arm, and bearing stem of cross on left shoulder.
Scenes 1 and 4 with gold diapered and punched backgrounds, and scenes 2 and 3 with blue backgrounds, within decorated frames.

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