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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 94r

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Christ: anointed by Woman -- Within room, woman, nimbed, kneeling on floor beside ointment jar, anoints feet of Christ, nimbed, seated at canopied table with Simon of Bethany and two other men. Servant brings platter of meat to the table.
To left, in courtyard beyond archway of room, Judas, holding moneybag, stands with other apostles.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial I decorated with foliate ornament begins Passion according to Mark.

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