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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 103v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons -- Anthony, nimbed, wearing cap, with joined hands, is surrounded by three devils, one winged, two grasping his cloak, one raising stick near Anthony's head. Scroll next to his head inscribed O BONE IH(ES)U UBI FUISTI.
Exterior scene in landscape with wattle fence in foreground, trees, church with bell, birds flying overhead.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, inhabited by peacock. Scroll inscribed BEATUS UIR QUI SUFFERT TEMPTACIONEM. IACOBI PRIMO CAP(ITULUM) (James 1:12).

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