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TWO SCENES FROM THE PASSION, miniatures, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Germany?, c.1600]. 153 x 204mm; 157 x 202mm. Two scenes from Christ's Passion, one depicting the Via Crucis -- the route along which Christ carried the cross up to Golgotha -- and the other, the erection of the Cross; both framed in gold on a black background (some paint loss and surface rubbing to both). Mounted on card.
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TWO SCENES FROM THE PASSION, miniatures, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Germany?, c.1600]. 153 x 204mm; 157 x 202mm. Two scenes from Christ's Passion, one depicting the Via Crucis -- the route along which Christ carried the cross up to Golgotha -- and the other, the erection of the Cross; both framed in gold on a black background (some paint loss and surface rubbing to both). Mounted on card.

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TWO SCENES FROM THE PASSION, miniatures, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Germany?, c.1600]. 153 x 204mm; 157 x 202mm. Two scenes from Christ's Passion, one depicting the Via Crucis -- the route along which Christ carried the cross up to Golgotha -- and the other, the erection of the Cross; both framed in gold on a black background (some paint loss and surface rubbing to both). Mounted on card.

Inspired by similar busy compositions of Dürer and Lucas van Leyden, both scenes are densely crowded and set within the same landscape viewed from different perspectives, rendered in a muted palette of browns and greens typical of German and northern European drawing of the early 17th century.
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