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Belgium, possibly Brussels, ca. 1475
MS M.485 fol. 61r

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Abraham: sacrificing Isaac -- Abraham, raising sword with right hand, looks up over his shoulder toward angel, holding the sword. Abraham extends left hand to Isaac, with joined hands raised, kneeling on altar. Sheep and bundle of wood are behind Abraham.
Scene in landscape within initial D decorated with geometric ornament.
Upper and lower margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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