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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 50v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Evangelist John, nimbed, supports Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, hands raised toward Christ, rayed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns and short loin cloth, affixed to tau cross with three nails. Skull and bones are at base of cross. Beyond cross, barren tree surmounts hill.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins Stabat Mater.

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