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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 19v

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Standing side by side, enclosed by low wall, with diapered background, are:
Angel, Archangel Michael: transfixing Satan -- Michael, with rays as nimbus, wearing fillet, with cross-staff held in both hands, transfixes through mouth horned devil, laying on ground, grasping the cross-staff with both hands and Michael's left leg with his right foot.
Archangel Raphael, nimbed, with left hand indicating covered vessel held in right hand.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament.

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