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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 68v

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Angel, Archangel Michael: transfixing Dragon - Michael, nimbed and winged, wearing armor, standing on back of seven headed dragon, raises flaming (?) sword with right hand. In his left hand he holds shield with inscriptions. Inscribed on three medallions are PATER, FILIUS, SPIRITUS SANCTUS, each medallion connected by bar inscribed EST to fourth medallion inscribed DEUS. On left and right borders of the shield is inscribed NON EST.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird.

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