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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 front

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God, crowned, seated on throne, holds horizontal bar of tau cross, on which Christ, cross-nimbed, is crucified. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, appears above head of Christ. In panel below, shield with two lions passant gardant, supported by seated griffins (arms of Normandy). Border of stamped foliate ornament frames figures.

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