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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 92v

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Rainaldus (?), nimbed, wearing olive wreath and armor, holding sword with right hand and wearing over left shoulder escutcheon with heraldic decoration (quarterly gules and azure a lion rampant or over all), stands on lion.
Figure in arched interior flanked by two windows.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird. Scroll inscribed SIMILIS FACTUS EST LEONI IN OPERE SUO I MACHAB(EORUM) III (I Maccabees 3:4).

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