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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 165v

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Trinity: God, Man of Sorrows and Dove -- God, nimbed, wearing triple crown papal tiara, sits on carved throne and with both hands supports limp body of Christ, with rays as nimbus, as Man of Sorrows, wearing short loin cloth, bleeding from wounds in hands, side, and feet. On the left shoulder of Christ is dove of Holy Ghost. Tripartite globe on ground beside feet of God and Christ.
Margins in cama³aeu suggestive of carved ornament and figures.
Left margin: Angel, playing lute, flanked by squatting putti, on carved pedestal, with two additional putti in base.
Right margin: Cherub, nude, on carved columnar pedestal.
Lower margin: Two paris of putti, each holding branches and garlands.

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