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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 83r

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Scene, Liturgical: Celebration of Mass -- Acolyte, tonsured, holding twisted candle with left hand, kneeling, lifts with right hand, chasuable of priest, tonsured, raising wafer (host) with both hands. He is standing before draped altar on which is chalice with corporal, flanked by two candlesticks. Curtains flank the altar; reredos is at back of the altar.
Background of red decorated with gold scrollwork.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, inhabited by four winged dragons.

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