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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 255r

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Apostle Andrew, nimbed, holding saltire cross with left hand, stands beside tower (?).
In margins:
Scene, Secular: outdoor Gathering -- Man, wearing hat, with sword at waist, stands with his chin on his hands on rim of fountain. To right are woman, veiled, playing lute, seated on ground; and man, wearing hat, with sword at waist, seated on ground with his head on breast of woman, veiled, with her arms around his neck (Scene, Secular: Courting). Another man, wearing hat, stands behind. Scene in garden enclosed by brick wall, beyond which are trees.

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