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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1420
MS M.76 fol. 157v

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Moses: Shining Face -- Moses, horned, displaying tablets with both hands, looks toward four men wearing hats, all looking up, one raising left hand to shield eyes. At upper left, half figure of Christ-Logos, rays as cross nimbus, emerges from cloud, holding tables with both hands. Background is gold scroll work.
Blue heads appear above scene inside frame of miniature.
Margins decorated with border of gold rinceaux inhabited by man, wearing hat, arms extended, seated; hybrid man holding horn or stick to mouth with left hand; peacock. Gold geometric ornament at each corner of miniature.

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