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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Bruges or Ghent, ca. 1480
MS M.959 fol. 6r

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Moses: receiving Law -- At top of hill, half-figure of God, appears on cloud holding Tables of Law. Moses, horned, kneels on the hill between two rocky outcrops. He extends his arms toward the Tables of Law. In background are two large tents around which figures stand. All is within initial H.
Margins decorated with border of illusionistic architecture inhabited by angels wearing fillets surmounted by crosses, many playing musical instruments including wind instrument, psaltery, harp, lute, shawm (?) and recorder (?).

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