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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 61v

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Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, seated on ground beside sword and wheel, holds book in lap with both hands.
In background is landscape with buildings and inhabited by figures.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial G decorated with foliate ornament begins suffrage to Catherine of Alexandria.

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