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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 141v

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Initial D:
Psalm 110 (Vulg., 109).
Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, raises joined hands toward Christ, cross-nimbed, crowned, holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand and with right hand crowning her head. Both sit on bench.
Scene beneath double trefoil arches, within initial D decorated with marginal foliate extensions and balls.
In left, beside the initial, and lower margins, five nimbed angels, the first playing fiddle, the second blowing trumpet, the third playing gittern, the fourth plucking harp, and the fifth playing psaltery.

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