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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 38r

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Athanasius, Patriarch: stating his Creed -- Within room, Athanasius, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter, seated on bench, crozier placed against wall, holds pen in right hand resting on open book in his lap. He glances up toward Trinity, appearing within aureole of light, as three persons, all crowned, right hands raised in blessing, and holding globes in left hands.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial Q decorated with foliate ornament begins Athanasian Creed.

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