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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 136v

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Male donor, as young man, kneels with joined hands raised before Apostle Peter, nimbed, wearing triple crown papal tiara with infulae, and cope, holding key in right hand and book in his lap with left hand, seated on bench beneath canopy.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Flanders (or a lion rampant sable langued and armed gules), surmounted by a crown.

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