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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 116r

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Personification, Virtue: Faith -- Faith, veiled, standing on top of pedestal, wearing church on her head, with arms extended, holds lighted candle and open book with pseudo-inscription in right hand and Tablets of Law, with pseudo-inscription in left hand. Above her is label inscribed FOY. To left and extending into margin is scroll inscribed PATER NOSTER QUI ES IN CELI SANCTIFICATUR NOMEN TUUM. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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