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France, possibly Paris, late 15th century
MS M.2 fol. 21r

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Christ: Piet³l -- Within landscape, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated on ground at base of tau cross, holds body of Christ, with rays as nimbus, wearing short loin cloth and helmet, blood issuing from side wound.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by bird.

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