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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 284r

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Man wearing hat on back, with joined hands raised, kneels and looks up toward half-figure of Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right in blessing, holding tripartite globe with left hand, emerging from cloud. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, viola, strawberry, daisy, and rose, and inhabited by hybrid man and duck (?). Text is chapter for 1st Vespers, Common of Saints, confessor not a bishop.

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