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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 180v

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Miniature, column:
1) Group of nimbed apostles, including Apostle Peter, with right hand holding key; Apostle Paul, with right hand on hilt of down-turned sword; and Apostle Andrew, with right arm holding saltire cross (most others with only heads or nimbi visible).
Miniature, vignette, margins:
2) Scene, Ecclesiastic: Donation -- Before draped altar on which is triptych and cross-inscribed cloths, book and possibly rosary, priest, wearing vestments, is seated on stool beside offertory basket, laden with objects. To right, male and female donors, veiled with wimple and hood, he kneels and extends cock in both hands and she extends lit candle with right hand and with left hand on cane.

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