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Prayer book and life of St. Margaret
France, ca. 1390
MS M.947 fol. 39v

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, is seated on bench, extending left hand to globe on the bench. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers between God and Christ, wearing short loincloth, bleeding from wounds, affixed to cross with three nails. Scroll as titulus on cross is not legible.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux inhabited by dragon, pheasant (?), crested bird, butterfly and rabbit.

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