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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 201v

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, stands on crescent, holding nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, with her right hand, touching His feet with her left hand, all within flaming mandorla.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament. Three scrolls inscribed MULIER AMICTA SOLE ET LUNA SUB PEDIBUS EIUS. ET IN CAPITE EIUS CORONA STELLA(RUM) XII (Revelation 12:12); FONS ORTORUM PUTENS AQUARUM UIUENTIUM. CANT(ICUM) (Song of Solomon 4:15); PONE ME UT SIGNACULUM SUPER COR TUUM. CANTICUM 8 (Song of Solomon 8:6)

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