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Additional 21412, ff. 81-94* ff. 90a and b Crucifixion
Crucifixion
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Description: A montage (now dismembered) of a full-page miniature of the Crucifixion with the Virgin fainting below, a historiated border of cartouches and medallions containing scenes and figures in gold monochrome: the Agony in the Garden, the Betrayal, Christ before Caiaphas and the Flagellation, prophets and sibyls, and the inscription ‘Christus factus est / pro nobis obediens / usque ad montem [sic; mortem] / mortem autem crucis’ divided among the four corners, and four plaques inscribed ‘Pius / IIII / Pont / Max', measuring 335 x 240 mm (f. 90a); and a strip of border, measuring 50 x 240 mm (f. 90b). The miniatures is signed ‘APF’ below the left foot of the figure holding the ladder. On the reverse of the miniature is one four-line red stave, musical notation and text of the Sanctus from the Palm Sunday procession liturgy '[fi] ne dicentes. Sanctus, / Sanctus, Sanctus do / minus deus sabaoth. / Pleni sunt c[a]eli et terra / gloria tua Osan[n]a in ex / celsis. Benedictus qui / venit in nomine domini / Osanna in excelsis. / Verte.'. 
Origin: Italy, Central (Rome) 


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