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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 146v

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Gregory the Great, nimbed and wearing bejeweled triple crowned tiara surmounted by crosses, holds with right hand, diptych with two heads, possibly Apostles Peter and Paul, and with left hand processional cross. He is seated on throne decorated with architectural ornament and with two lions. Red background with gold vinescroll.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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