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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.308v

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Anthony of Padua: preaching to Fishes -- Within landscape, Anthony of Padua, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk's habit with pouch at belt, raises crucifix, held in both hands, above fishes gathered in waters around him. Heron and other birds flock beside him.
Anthony of Padua: Miracle of Kneeling Mule -- In background, to left, Anthony, wearing habit, kneels before mule and container with oats. Crowd gathers around. Beyond are buildings of city.
Scene framed by border decorated with diamond pattern with panels containing jewelled flowers.

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