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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.25 fol. 113v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Amid stars, Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, extending left hand, sits on arc with his feet on tripartite globe. His body is partially draped in mantle, showing bleeding wounds. Christ is flanked above by busts of two angels, rays as nimbi, blowing trumpets and below by Virgin Mary, veiled, and Evangelist John (?), both nimbed and with joined hands. Heads, accompanied by joined hands, emerge from ground.
Grisaille miniature with gold and color details.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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