Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination fron Philadelphia Collections
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    Book of Hours for Rome Use (Victorines-d'Auxy Hours)
France, Bourges, c. 1475-80

Jean Colombe and His Workshop, active 1463 to c. 1493

Crucifixion. In addition to the Hours of the Virgin, many Books of Hours include the Hours of the Cross to commemorate Christ's death. Here the hour of None (about 3:00 p.m.)—the time of Christ's death—is marked by a miniature of the Crucifixion.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 15, p. 149

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