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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 176v

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Margaret, nimbed, raising right hand, holding cross with left hand, emerges from back of recumbent dragon, drapery visible in its open mouth. Dove of Holy Ghost, in mandorla, amid rays, hovers above head of Margaret. Two mice or rats on floor near dragon; another small blue dragon (?) near doorway at left.
Margins decorated with border of flowers including roses, and inhabited by butterfly and snail.

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