Squiggles of Blood on the Head Almost Identical to Holkham Bible?

Remarkably so?
When a podcast comment is worth a thousand pictures?

Yesterday, Charles Freeman wrote in a comment:

. . . you still have to explain why the squiggles of blood on the head are almost identical to those on the Holkham Bible of 1330 (‘remarkably so’ says Paul Lay, History Today Editor when we were looking at them together when he was interviewing me for my podcast).

Explain? Maybe, as with the Pray Codex, the illustrator saw the shroud. But then again why bother; I don’t agree with Paul Lay or Charles Freeman on this, anyway.

Which illustration of squiggles from the Holkham Bible?  Click on the images below to see full large images


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