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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 24r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, wearing short loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross bearing titulus INRI. He is flanked above by sun and moon, and below by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, looking downward, with joined hands, and Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand toward cross, holding book with left hand and looking up toward Christ.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop with trees, and stream and city in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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