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Book of Hours
Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 45r

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Virgin Mary: Death -- Virgin Mary, veiled, lays on bed beneath covers. Around her are eight Apostles, including one holding open book with pseudo-inscription.
Margin with floreate ornament, with bird in top margin and lower margin vignette:
Virgin Mary: giving Girdle to Thomas -- Apostle Thomas, kneeling on one knee, holds in both hands girdle extended to him by angel, hovering above (Virgin Mary not present).

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