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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 517v

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Francis of Assisi, rays as nimbus, tonsured, wearing Franciscan habit, stigmata in side and hands visible, standing within landscape.
Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Figure framed by historiated border in which Christ as seraph nailed to cross, amid aureole of light, appears above Francis , kneeling, hands raised, receiving stigmata within rocky landscape. To right, monk, wearing Franciscan habit, possibly Leo of Assisi, sleeps against rock.

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