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Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 73r

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Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, nimbed, arms behind Him, wearing short loincloth, stands with back to column. He is flanked by two men, one partially turned away, the other raising club with right hand, all within initial D composed of white foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including thistle, strawberry, viola, speedwell, daisy and white vine scroll, and inhabited by snail and boar.

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