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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 237v

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, nimbed, is seated on stone bench, supporting cross with one hand on each arm. Christ, cross-nimbed, head inclined, eyes closed, and wearing short loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross. Dove of Holy Ghost is missing. At right is cave opening, before which man sits on ground, right arm pointing up. In background are building, stream with ship, roads, bushes and flowering plants.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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