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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.167 fol. 159r

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Trinity: God, Man of Sorrows and Dove -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorns, nude, with right hand to His bleeding side wound, is held by God, cross-nimbed, wearing cope with morse, seated on throne of canopy type decorated with patterned fabric. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers between their heads. At left, angel with joined hands raised kneels on floor before the throne, and two angels hover above.
Scene before balustrade decorated with patterned fabric, and starred heaven, all within arched gold frame.
In right margin, dragonfly.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid animal with bird's head, long tongue, animal torso and front legs, and snail shell for hind legs has back turned before nude woman drawing bow and arrow.
Margins decorated with foliate border of acanthus leaves, flowers, and strawberries.

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