From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

Crucifixion
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Crucifixion: Christ dies on the Cross, flanked by his mother Mary and St. John. This central episode serves as the image for the Hours of the Cross, which guided meditation on the sacrifice of Christ and was often recalled after the Hours of the Virgin.

Gift of Benno Loewy.

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Book of Hours. Northern Italy, first third of the 15th century.
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