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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 70v

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Christ: before Pilate, and Pilate: washing Hands -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, with hands bound, stands flanked by helmeted soldiers, before Pilate, wearing hat, seated on canopied throne, washing right hand in basin held by kneeling male servant, with towel over his left shoulder.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Dreux (checky or and azure, a bordure gules), surmounted by a crown.

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