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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 157v

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Margaret of Antioch, nimbed, with joined hands raised, emerges from back of one-horned, winged dragon, with her mantle trailing from its mouth. At upper left in clouds of heaven is Christ, with crossed nimbus, emitting from mouth rays on which dove of Holy Ghost descends toward Margaret. Background with chequered pattern.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux foliate ornament.

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