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France, possibly Angers, ca. 1427
MS M.146 fol. 7r

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Scene, Liturgical: Celebration of Mass -- Group of men, three with joined hands raised, kneel behind Franciscan monk, tonsured, holding candle in left hand and end of robe worn by tonsured priest, raising wafer (host) with both hands. Behind is draped altar, upon which is chalice. Scene in vaulted room with three windows.
Margins decorated with floreate border including roses and cornflowers.
In lower left corner of margin is escutcheon with arms of Juan II, King of Aragon (quarterly Castile and Leon). It topped by helmet and is flanked by two lions holding banners with arms of Order of the Holy Savior and of Juan II.
In lower right corner of margin is escutcheon with arms of Blanch of Navarre (right impaled: 1. quarterly Navarre and Bourbon; 2. quarterly per saltire Aragon, Castile and Leon). It is topped by helmet with crown and is flanked by dogs, wearing collars.

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