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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.297v

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Jerome: in Penance -- Under tree, Jerome, nimbed, wearing undergarments, holding stone in right hand, kneels before crucifix on base of broken column. To left, cardinal's vestments are thrown over tree stump. Behind him, lion lies in grass.
Jerome: removing Thorn from Lion's Paw -- Within landscape in background, Jerome, wearing cardinal's vestments, removes thorn from lion's paw. To left, two figures walk along road leading to buildings.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers, including viola and strawberry and inhabited by butterflies and bee.

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