Alternative Name(s): Book Fragment, Card

Page with illustration of Jesus with crown of thorns, apparently torn from a bible written in French. It is inscribed 'Il a ete blesse pour nos iniquites / Il a ete brise pour nos crimes' - translates roughly as 'He was wounded for our wickedness / He was broken for our wickedness'.

Its likely owner was World War I soldier Private William Nairn, a deeply religious Catholic who often wrote of his reliance on God during his service. He was killed in the trenches of France on 4 July 1918. Amongst his possessions recovered from the field were a Testament, religious emblems', cards and 'three religious books'.

Physical Description

Page torn from a book. Off-white paper with red edges (except torn edge). Corners deeply curved in the style of a religious publication. One side of the page has an etching of Jesus' head with crown of thorns, and inscription below in French. The other side is blank. Both sides heavily foxed and discoloured.

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