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Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 75r

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Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing long white robe, wrapping both arms around upright of cross, carries it on left shoulder. He is preceeded by man grasping rope around neck of Christ. Between them Veronica of Rome, nimbed, looking toward Christ, displays cloth (sudarium) with both hands. Soldier carrying bannered spear is behind her. Behind Christ is soldier carrying mace, another man and group of soldiers, four carrying spears, one bannered.
Scene in landscape.
Margins decorated with ornament of vine scroll and floreate border.

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