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Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 263r

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Within initial D, nude man and woman, with joined hands, facing each other, kneel below scroll (inscription not legible), on stones amid flames in Hell Mouth.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament and bunches of twigs, and inhabited by angel blowing horn next to scroll (inscription not legible); man, arms crossed on breast wearing short loincloth next to scroll inscribed DOLORES INFERNI CIRCUMDEDERUNT ME; and bird.

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