MS G.55 fol. 14r

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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. 14r

Christ: Bearing Cross Christ, , wearing a crown of thorns with rays as a nimbus, carries a tau cross on his left shoulder. Simon of Cyrene, who wears a hat, carries the foot of the cross with his right hand. Between them, in front of the cross, a soldier, who wears a sword at his waist, holds a scourge in his raised right hand. Behind the cross are the Virgin Mary, who wears a wimpled veil and whose hands are joined; Evangelist John (?); two soldiers; a horseman; and four men, some carrying weapons, including a spear, a broad ax, and a halberd.
The margins are decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly, vair and gules) is in the lower margin.