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Book of Hours
France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 101v

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, nimbed, is seated before cloth of honor on throne decorated with architectural ornament. With both hands He holds cross bar of tau cross on which Christ, crossed nimbus, head inclined, wounds bleeding, is affixed with three nails. Dove of Holy Ghost, crossed nimbus, hovers above them.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament with rectilinear frame with lozenge containing gold maltese cross.

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