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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 178v

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1) Stephen Protomartyr, nimbed, tonsured, with stone embedded in his head, holds book in draped arms. Figure in landscape.
2) Lawrence of Rome, nimbed, tonsured, holds book in right arm and gridiron in left hand.
Margins with scattered flowers, including violas and strawberries, inhabited by butterflies and snail.

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