Cantiga 12 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X

The Image of Christ Reviled by the Jews of Toledo

Folio 20 verso of codex MS T.I. 1 - Códice Rico

   In Toledo, on the feast of the Virgin’s Assumption, the archbishop was reciting mass.
   Suddenly, a woman’s voice was heard. She accused the Jews of killing Christ and said that they were still antagonistic towards him.
   After mass, the archbishop told the people what the voice had said.
   They went to the Jewish quarter and discovered some Jews striking and spitting on a wax image of Christ
   They had made a cross on which they intended to hang the image.
   The Jews were killed.

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