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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 287r

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Christ, crossed nimbus, holding lamb, stands flanked by seven women, seated on ground, four holding crowns of flowers with right hand and flowers with left hand, with flowers also in their laps. Flowers grow in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, thistle, and strawberry, and inhabited by winged fantastic animal and hybrid animal playing psaltery (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument). Text is chapter for 1st Vespers, Common of Saints, Virgin.

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