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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.25 fol. 171v

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Personification: Soul, borne to Heaven -- Half figure of God, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding tripartite globe with left hand, in mandorla of rays, appears in arc of Heaven with rays. Below are two nude souls, with joined hands in napkin held by two angels, hovering above two open graves in ground.
Grisaille miniature with gold and color details.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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