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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 253r

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Mary Magdalen, nimbed, partially veiled, stands holding ointment jar in both hands.
In margins:
Scene, Occupational: Fishing -- Man, wearing plumed hat, reclines on ground beside pool holding fishing rod in left hand. On opposite side of pool sit man, wearing plumed hat, with his hand on arm of woman, veiled, holding fishing rod, possibly seated in his lap (Scene, Secular: Courting). Turf bench, building, and trees in background.

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