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Book of Hours
Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 52v

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Trinity: God, Man of Sorrows and Dove -- God, nimbed, wearing imperial crown, stands, holding with draped right hand and with left hand, sagging body of Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, wearing short loincloth, bleeding from wounds. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers between them.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and bunches of twigs, and inhabited by squirrel, wearing collar with lead attached to ring on block on which the squirrel is seated, and by fantastic bird.

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