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Breviary or Book of Hours single leaf
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.659r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: with Saints -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding on her lap Christ Child, nimbed, partially draped, turning head to left, feet resting on frame of miniature, holding flower in right hand. Female saints, nimbed, three with attributes, surround Mary and Christ Child, one female saint to left also holds flower held by Christ Child; Agatha (?), nimbed, holds dismembered breast (?), Dorothy, nimbed, holds basket of flowers.
In background, long procession of nuns on winding road from castle on hill at left toward large house.

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