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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 100v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, crowned, with joined hands, kneels before Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, holding the crown on her head. He is seated on bench before cloth of honor next to God, wearing imperial crown, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, resting left hand on cross surmounted globe, on His lap.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, viola, strawberry, rose, dianthus, and speedwell, and inhabited by lion.

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