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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 89r

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus inscribed INRI. Flanking Him are Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, holding closed book in both hands, and Evangelist John, with rays as nimbus, holding closed book in left hand, looking upward at the Christ. Background decorated with gold scroll design.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux foliate ornament.

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