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Belgium, Ghent, 1270-1280
MS M.72 fol. 116r

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080).
Nicholas of Myra: aiding Dowerless Maidens -- Bearded man sits up in draped bed, hands outstretched. Behind him stand three daughters (one only partially visible), wearing headdresses. Each daughter extends right hand to Nicholas, decorated nimbus, reaching through window of tower to give balls to daughters.
Scene is set in gold background within decorated initial D with foliate ornament.
Left border contains letters B, Q, T, D written in gold. Each letter is initial beginning a verse.
BSC NICHOLAVS is written in gold in lower border of decorated frame.

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