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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 17r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns on inclined head and loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, veiled, kneeling with hands clasped at breast, and Evangelist John, kneeling with hands joined in profile facing cross. Both have decorated nimbi. In background is landscape inhabited by figures, with river and buildings of city of Jerusalem.
Margins decorated wtih border of foliate ornament; in right margin, crested bird with spread wings.

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