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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 20r

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Margins with architectural frame, rendered in perspective, with objects in architectural niches with open doors.
Left margin: In two niches are Instruments of the Passion, including lance and sponge on rod; and column, surmounted by cock.
Right margin: In two niches are three crosses; and statue of Virgin Mary (?), with rays as nimbus, veiled, standing with joined hands raised.
Lower margin: Seated monkey, holding harp.

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