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France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 180v

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Trinity: Two Persons flanking Dove -- Christ, nimbed, wearing crown of thorns (?), with right hand raised in blessing, sits on throne and holds open book with pseudo-inscription, also held by God, nimbed, wearing imperial crown, holding cross-surmounted tripartite globe in left hand, also seated on the throne. Hovering between them is dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, with wings extended. All enclosed in rayed mandorla.
Left margin with butterfly and scattered naturalistic flowers, including thistle and columbine.

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