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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 195r

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Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Francis, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk's habit, kneels on ground and receives stigmata from Christ, winged, affixed to cross, emitting rays to hands and feet of Francis. In background is landscape with trees, mountains, and cities.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are bird; chain; and centaur, wearing hat, aiming bow and arrow at fantastic animal with long neck, standing with head between forelegs (Scene, Burlesque: Hunting).
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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