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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 134r

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Trinity: God, Christ and Angel -- God, nimbed, wearing triple crowned tiara, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, resting left hand on tripartite globe inscribed with Alpha and Omega and surmounted by cross, is seated beneath canopy and before cloth of honor. He is flanked by Christ, nimbed, holding cross with right hand on right shoulder, extending left hand to the globe, and by Holy Ghost as angel, nimbed, extending right hand to the globe, resting left hand on lap. All are seated on bench (?).
Miniature and text surrounded by gold frame on three sides, terminating with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament.

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