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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 119r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, head inclined, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus INRI. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, eyes closed, head turned away from cross, hands raised, and by Evangelist John, nimbed, raising hands, looking up toward cross. Skull and bones are at base of cross.
Scene in landscape with city in background.
Miniature in architectural frame inscribed DOMINE LABIA MEA APERIES.

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