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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.310v

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Standing within archway of cloister, Dominic of Bologna, nimbed, tonsured, wearing habit, holds open book in right hand and cross-staff in left hand. Dog, holding candle in its mouth, lies at his feet (Domini Canes).
In distance, monk stands inside cloister.
Scene framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament, including viola, and inhabited by butterfly.

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