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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
MS M.972 fol. 16r

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Margaret, rays as nimbus, wearing necklace, with cross clasped between her joined hands, emerges from back of dragon, holding hem of her garment in its mouth. Above left, head of God, crossed nimbus, appears in arc of Heaven. Dove of Holy Ghost descends toward Margaret on rays emitted from mouth of God.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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