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Belgium, probably Ghent or Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.1046r

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Abraham: blessed by Melchisedek -- Melchisedek, dressed as High Priest, stands, holding chalice in right hand and bread in left hand, offering them to Abraham, kneeling, wearing armor, with helmet and sword. Behind Abraham is saddled horse with male figure holding bannered staff. All are within landscape.
Floreate Border:
At top and left, two butterflies; at bottom, snail. Throughout, flowers, including daisy, viola, iris, and pink.
One decorated initial.

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