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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Brussels, ca. 1475
MS M.485 fol. 175v

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Trinity: God, Man of Sorrows and Angel -- God, wearing cross surmounted triple crowned papal tiara, with left hand grasps right arm of Christ, wearing crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, thighs draped with cloth, feet resting on globe. His left arm is held by angel wearing stole crossed on breast. All are nimbed; they are seated on throne with footrest below canopy. Clouds are in foreground.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry and inhabited by bird, and by monkey and wild man in combat with poles (?) (Scene, Burlesque: Fighting).

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