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Belgium, 1400-1415
MS M.259 fol. 103v

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Jerome, wearing cap and cardinal's vestments, sits on draped chair upon which hangs cardinal's hat. With knife held in left hand and pen held in right hand, he writes on sheet with pseudo-inscription on desk with three closed books, each with two clasps. Patterned background and arc of heaven above. Margins with floreate ornament.

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