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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 160v

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Trinity -- Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, supporting cross with right arm extends left hand to support cross surmounted tripartite globe also held by left hand of God, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing. They are seated on throne with windows and canopy. Dove, crossed nimbus, hovers between them. All are flanked by four angels with joined hands, amid clouds.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament. Three scrolls inscribed EGO SUM IP(S)E DELEO INIQ(UI)TATES TUAS PROPT(ER) ME (Isaiah 43:25); EGO SAPIENCIA IN ALTISSIMIS HABITO ET THRON(US) ME(US) I(N) CALUPNA NUB(IS) (paraphrase of Ecclesiasticus 24:7); OMNES QUI ME ODERU(N)T DILIGUNT MORTEM (Proverbs 8:36); EGO DOMINUS DEUS DOCENS TE UTILIA. YSAIE 48 (Isaiah 48:17, variant)

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