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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 121r

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Christ: delivered to Jews -- On platform, Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorns, purple garment, and short loin cloth, and holding reed in right hand, stands beside Pilate, grasping the garment of Christ with right hand and holding staff in left hand.
Below platform, soldiers, some carrying spears, one holding shield, and Jews gesture toward Christ. Between the two groups, infant, seated on ground, raises left hand, pointing toward Christ.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Terce of Long Hours of the Cross.

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