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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 18r

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Gregory the Great: Scene, celebrating Mass -- Clergy, tonsured, kneels, holding candle in left hand and, with right hand, grasping garment of Gregory the Great, nimbed, tonsured, kneeling with hands extended toward altar, upon which is open book and half-figure of Christ, rays as nimbus, with hands raised. He is in front of retable. Below, kneeling figure, tonsured, with hat slung around neck, holds triple crown tiara in left hand. Scene in room with portal, two windows and curtain.

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