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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 135r

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Within initial D, Dominic of Bologna, rays as nimbus, tonsured, holding processional cross with right hand and book with left hand, standing on dragon. Background of low wall below blue wall decorated with gold scrollwork.
Beginning of Collect for feast of Dominic of Bologna, 08.04.
Within initial S, Sixtus II, wearing cross surmounted, triple-crowned tiara, gloves, and chasuble, raises right hand in blessing, and holds processional cross with left hand. He is flanked by Felicissimus of Rome and Agapitus, one with hands raised, the other tonsured, raising right hand and holding book with left hand. All have rays as nimbus. Red background decorated with gold ornament.
Beginning of Introit for the feast of Sixtus II, Felicissimus of Rome, and Agapitus, 08.07.
Within initial S, Donatus of Arezzo, nimbed, wearing miter, gloves, and vestments, holding with right hand circular frame on which are five candles, and crozier with left hand.
Beginning of Introit for feast of Donatus of Arezzo, 08.07.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.

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