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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 034r

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Initial D and cloudy arc enclosing God, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, seated on throne, with right hand raised and with left hand on tripartite globe, at bottom of steps angel, partly kneeling, with right hand raised.
Miniature, vignette, margins:
Gideon: Fleece, Angel appearing and in Camp of Midianites -- Gideon, wearing plumed helmet and full armor, with sword fastened to waist, kneeling beside collared greyhound and fleece, with joined hands raised, looking up toward angel, holding unfurling blank scroll.
In background left, camp of Midianites consisting of group of tents three cannons and groups of men, two waving banners, others with spears, two men, playing drums, and more tents and buildings in far distance.

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