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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 134r

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Apostle, Peter: Release from Prison -- Within initial N, Apostle Peter, nimbed, with joined hands raised, emerges from door of prison; half-figure of angel is above extending hands to him. Peter is flanked by two soldiers, seated on ground, one holding halberd and shield, the other, backturned, holding spear.
Red background decorated with gold scrollwork.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bar in center.
Beginning of Introit for feast of Apostle Peter in Chains, 08.01.

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