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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 125r

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Helena, Empress: Scene, finding True Cross -- Within initial N, Helena, nimbed, crowned and veiled with wimple, stands holding cross with both hands. At right, Judas Cyriacus, wearing hat, indicating ground with right hand, holds spade (shovel) with left hand.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop with blue background decocrated with gold scrollwork.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bar in left margin.
Beginning of Introit for feast of the Invention of Holy Cross, 05.03.

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