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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.334v

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Lucy of Syracuse, nimbed, holding open book on lap, is seated on floor in front of patterned hanging and beside colonnade, beyond which is courtyard inhabited by figures. Potted flowering plant is placed in colonnade.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers, including iris in vase, pink and sweet pea, and inhabited by butterfly.

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