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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 118v

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Seen through leaded window, Margaret, nimbed, cross held between joined hands, emerges from back of dragon, drapery hanging from its mouth. Dove descends amid rays to top of the cross.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by bird. Scroll inscribed TU CONFREGISTI CAPUD DRACONIS. P(SALMU)S LXXIIII (Psalm 74:14, Vulg., 73:14, variant)

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