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Sermones de sanctis
Italy, Tuscany, 15th century
MS B.52 fol. 4r

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Bernard of Clairvaux: Scene, reading to Monks -- Bernard of Clairvaux, nimbed, tonsured and bearded, wearing monk’s habit with hood, reads from open book on lectern on platform, possibly throne behind him, in foreground four monks, wearing habits, three with hoods, and one bearded, look up toward the Bernard. Trees in background.
Miniature within gold frame.
Left margin decorated with scrolling foliage.

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