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Book of Hours
Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 144v

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Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, with head of Evangelist John in his lap, sits at table surrounded by apostles. Scene in initial O.
Margin with floreate ornament. Vignette:
Abraham: Scene, meeting Melchisedek -- Melchisedek, wearing imperial crown, holding chalice in left hand, stands with two helmeted soldiers, one possibly Abraham, including one with spear and shield.

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