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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 101v

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Trinity: Two Persons flanking Dove, and Christ: seated at Right Hand of God -- Dove of Holy Ghost ascends between Christ with left hand raised, and God raising right hand and holding book in left hand, both with pearled nimbi, crowned, seated on architectural bench.
Scene against gold diapered background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, hybrid man armed with sword, forming part of horizontal foliate bar on which is rabbit pursued by dog.
In right margin, animal head, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In lower margin, dog holding comb, confronting rabbit holding mirror (Scene, Burlesque), and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (argent, two bars and a canton gules, within a bordure engrailed [or omitted]).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).

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