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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 117r

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Personification, Virtue: Charity -- Charity, with pelican and her young in nest on her head, stands in flames and with right hand holds over her breast heart inscribed IH[ESU]S, and in extended left hand sun. Above her head is label inscribed CHARITE, and to left is textblock inscribed FIAT VOLUNTAS TU SICUT IN CELO ET IN TERRA. Diapered and patterned background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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