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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 501r

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Heraclius: bringing Cross to Jerusalem -- Horseman and attendant, carrying garments over right arm and leading horse, follow Heraclius, crowned, wearing tunic, carrying tau cross, advancing toward city gate of Jerusalem. Acolyte and cleric, tonsured, wearing vestments, holding book, walk through gate.
Miniature and text framed by border with text in display script NOBILE LIGNV(M) FIDES EXALTATVR XPRISTI RVTILAT DVM CRV(X) (from antiphon of Prime).

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