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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 143r

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Cosmas and Damian, both of Cilicia, with rays as nimbi, wearing hats, one holding with both hands open book with pseudo-inscription, the other holding covered jar. Background of dado below red wall decorated with gold scrollwork.
Beginning of Introit for feast of Cosmas and Damian, 09.27.
Angel, Archangel Michael: transfixing Satan -- Michael, rays as nimbus, pierces with cross-staff, devil reclining on ground, grasping the cross-staff with right hand.
Red background decorated with gold ornament.
Beginning of Introit for Archangel Michael, Dedication, 09.29.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.

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