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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 18v

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Thomas à Becket: murdered before High Altar -- Within initial G, Thomas Becket, nimbed and tonsured, with joined hands, wearing chasuble, kneels before draped altar on which is miter, chalice and paten, and open book. Three soldiers are behind him, one holding shield and spear, the foremost stabbing Becket in bleeding head with knife. Acolyte, holding processional cross stands next to altar.

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