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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 123r

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Initial D enclosing escutcheon with arms of Jean Carondelet (azure a fasce and six bezants or en orle, an archiepiscopal cross in pale beneath the shield).
In top margin are covered vessel, surmounted by cross; strings of pearls, interspersed with basins and jewel; and basin.
In left margin are scattered roses and butterfly.
In right margin is painted vase, with pseudo-inscription, containing roses.
In lower margin are four putti, including three holding garlands and one playing pipe and tabor, all amid garlands and fruit, including pomegranates (?) and strawberries.

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