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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 18r

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Christ: bearing Cross -- In initial D, Christ, crossed nimbus, carries cross on His left shoulder. He looks back over right shoulder toward Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, right hand resting on cross arm. Next to her is Evangelist John, nimbed, only partially visible. At right are soldier, indicating Christ with right hand, and man, wearing knotted headgear, carrying (?) foot of cross. Rope over his shoulder comes from waist of Christ.
Left and upper margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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