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Book of Hours
Italy, Milan, ca. 1450-1475
MS M.80 fol. 43v

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Initial D enclosing half figure of female saint, nimbed and veiled, holding palm with right hand and book with left hand.
Margins decorated with floreate border, medallion enclosing inscription YHS with cross, and inhabited by putto, grasping stems with both hands, his body terminating in foliage.

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