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France, Paris, 1480-1500
MS M.179 fol. 38r

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Angel, nimbed, raising right hand and holding scepter with left hand is flanked by four cardinal virtues, nimbed and crowned. Justice holds upturned sword, the others hold scepters. Above is Trinity of three persons, half figures, all nimbed, appearing in clouds amid rays. God, in center, raises right hand, possibly holding object, and rests left hand on globe; Christ raises right hand; Holy Spirit extends both hands.
Miniature surrounded by architectural frame of architrave supported by two columns, with capitals decorated with foliate ornament.

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