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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 045r

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Miniature, vignette, margins:
Scene, Occupational: Carpentry -- In front of building stacked with planks, Joseph the Carpenter, wearing draped headgear, raising axe over wood, and angel, seated on wooden plank with right hand raising hammer and with left hand holding chisel, saw and clamp on ground and basket of utensils including carpenter's square and compass.
In background right, among two figures, one standing on scaffold, both raising wooden frame before two other buildings in background, one upper half of frame and silhouette of figures and pulley on the roof (Scene, Occupational: Building).
Miniature within ornamental gold frame with filigree.

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