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Netherlands, perhaps Utrecht, ca. 1405-1410
MS M.691 fol. 98v

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Allegory: Triumph of Faithful over Wicked -- Christ, cross-nimbed, right hand held in blessing, left hand holding orb, looks down from arc of heaven at battle between army of faithful, in white, and army of wicked, in black. Both armies consist of soldiers wearing helmets and chain mail and carrying swords and spears, some bannered. Banner of the good army features angel, banner of the wicked army features black rampant lion.
Scene against gold background within decorated initial D.

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