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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 8v

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Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Christ, nimbed, astride ass, surrounded by nimbed apostles, on road strewn with branches, raises right hand in blessing to man, kneeling before Him, joined hands raised. Man, climbing tree, holds branch in left hand.
In background, large crowd of people process from city gates of Jerusalem.
Scene framed by borders decorated with budding and full flowers, including columbine, pinks, and geranium, and inhabited by butterfly and fly. In lower left corner, columbine in vase inscribed IHS.

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