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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 26v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, sits on throne beneath canopy, holding in her arms nude Christ Child, nimbed. They are flanked by four standing angels, one playing recorder, one playing fiddle, one playing lute, and one playing harp.
Figures in vaulted room with tiled floor and portals open on to landscape.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by hybrid man with fish tail, wearing helmet, holding sword in right hand and shield in left hand, and by bird.

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