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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1420
MS M.76 fol. 259v

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Bridget of Kildare, rays as nimbus, nimbed and veiled, wearing nun's habit, holding crozier with right hand, and with left hand holding book and tether of cow, grazing. Rocky outcrops in background.
Blue heads appear above arch inside frame of miniature.
Margins decorated with border of gold rinceaux inhabited by hybrid man wearing hat and holding bell with left hand, fantastic animal, and peacock. Gold geometric ornament at each corner of miniature.

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