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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 21r

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Christ: bearing Cross -- In decorated initial D is Christ, rays as nimbus, carrying tau-cross over left shoulder.
In illusionistic border are instruments of Passion, including hand, pincers, scimitar, Veronica's veil, head of man wearing hat, cock (rooster) upon column around which are two ropes, head of man beside head of Christ, pitcher on plate, withes, rows of coins, lantern, hammer, three dice, and drill.

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