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Germany, Nuremberg, 1507-1510
MS M.905 I, fol. 205r

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, decorated crossed nimbus, sits on throne, holding tau-cross, with titulus inscribed INRI, to which Christ, cross-nimbed, with crown of thorns on head inclined and eyes closed, wearing loin cloth, is affixed with three nails. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, with wings extended, perches on left arm of the cross. Scene within decorated initial B.
In lower margin, wild man, wearing wreath of leaves, with quiver with arrows hanging from waist sash, aims bow and arrow at sleeping stag, amid foliate ornament.

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