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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.306v

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Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Seraph, appearing in aureole, sends rays of light toward Francis of Assisi, nimbed, tonsured, wearing habit, raising both arms, hands displaying stigmata. Leo of Assisi sleeps, covered head resting in arms placed on rock, beside him.
In background is landscape with mounted figure and two figures on foot, walking beside river.
Scene framed by decorated border inscribed with display script ORA PRO NOBIS BEATE SAI (abbreviation ?)

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