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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 243r

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Veronica of Rome displays with both hands veil bearing image of head of Christ, wearing crown of thorns, on hill, in landscape.
Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ bears cross, among crowd of people, exiting city gates of Jerusalem. Scene in background.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins Prayer to the Holy Face.

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