MS G.55 fol. 30r

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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. 30r

Christ: Flagellation —— Christ, with rays as a nimbus and wearing a short loincloth, stands in front of a column, His arms are tied behind the column, and He is flanked by two torturers. One is bald and is raising his left hand, and the other is raising a scourge in his right hand and holding a rope attached to His ankles in the left. At left three men wearing hats stand in a doorway through which a city is visible in the background. At right a man wearing a hat and holding a sack(?) watches through the opening. In the distance behind him is a woman wearing a berbette. In the foreground is a block or sarcophagus inscribed IN ANNO XVE XXIX. The scene is set in a room decorated with a relief of putti.
The margins are decorated with foliate and floreate ornament, including a strawberry. In the lower margin is the heraldic shield of Hospitallers (gules, a cross argent). Text, Short Hours of the Cross.