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Single leaf, Gradual
Spain, perhaps Avila, between 1482 and 1492
MS M.1141. Gradual single leaf

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Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Francis of Assisi, nimbed, tonsured, wearing habit of Franciscan monk, kneeling, hands raised, receives stigmata in form of nails, with seraph touching nail on his right hand. Wound in side visible in tear of habit. At right, Leo of Assisi, tonsured, wearing habit, seated, leans head on hands, which are on book.
Scene in landscape setting, with shepherd and buildings within decorated initial G beginning the introit for the mass of St. Francis.

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