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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 208v [images not available for thi

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Miniature, column:
1) Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Within cloudy mandorla, Virgin Mary, partly veiled, standing behind balcony, supporting with both hands Christ Child, nude, partly draped with cloth, partly standing on pillow, with both hands holding rosary, both with nimbus as rays; against gold background.
Miniature, vignette, margins:
2) Pair of mermaids, with right hands holding object, possibly combs, and with left hands holding mirrors, swimming in water. In background left, ship with crow's nest, sail and rigging, and city buildings on shore.

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