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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 134v

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Trinity: Two Persons flanking Dove -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, partially draped in mantle, showing wound in hand, holds cross in right arm and in left hand open book with pseudo-inscription also held by God, nimbed, wearing triple crown papal tiara, holding tripartite globe in left hand. Both are seated on throne and dove Holy Ghost, nimbed, emanating rays, hovers between them. Flanking Christ and God are four nimbed figures, all seated, including Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised; and Evangelist John, gesturing. Below are nimbed male and female saints, including tonsured priest and bishop, wearing miter and cope and holding crozier in left hand.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower left margin is escutcheon with arms of Lorraine (or a bend gules three alerions argent), surmounted by a crown.

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