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Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 177r

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Within initial O composed of white foliate ornament, Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, wearing fur-lined cloak, holding palm with right hand, raising left hand, standing next to tower.
Figure in walled courtyard; trees beyond wall.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including viola, speedwell, viola, strawberry, daisy, and white vine scroll.

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