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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 122r

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Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross -- Among group of soldiers carrying spears, Pilate, holding staff in left hand, directs four executioners binding and nailing Christ, wearing crown of thorns, to cross. Two executioners pull ropes bound to His left arm and feet. Two others nail His left arm and feet to the cross with hammers.
In background is landscape with buildings.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Sext of Long Hours of the Cross.

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