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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.25 fol. 35v

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Thomas ³l Becket: murdered before High Altar -- Thomas Becket, nimbed, bleeding from wound in head, with joined hands raised, kneels next to draped altar on which is chalice. Behind him are one man and two soldiers, one of whom raises bloody sword with his right hand.
Scene in vaulted church with windows and open arched doorway. Miniature in grisaille with gold and color details.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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