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

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Within initial E composed of white foliate ornament, Margaret of Antioch, nimbed, with joined hands, emerges from back of winged dragon, drapery hanging from its mouth.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, viola, speedwell, thistle, and rose, and inhabited by monkey, grasping stem of rose with right hand, seated on box.

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