MS G.55 fol. 52v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 52v

Christ: Crucifixion — A cross-nimbed Christ wearing a crown of thorns and a short loincloth, is affixed toa tau cross with three nails and is bleeding from His wounds. He is flanked by a nimbed and veiled Virgin Mary, kneeling with joined hands, and a nimbed Evangelist John, also kneeling with joined hands. The scene is set beneath a starry sky.
The margins are decorated with floreate ornament. In the lower margin is the heraldic shield of Hospitallers (gules, a cross argent). Text, Hours of the Virgin.