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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1450
MS M.421 fol. 15v

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Trinity -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing crown of thorns and short loincloth, shows wounds, His feet resting on cross-surmounted tripartite globe, one third decorated with waves of water. He is supported and flanked by God, rays as nimbus, wearing cross-surmounted triple-crowned papal tiara holding right arm of Christ and by Holy Ghost as angel, wearing stole crossed on breast, holding left arm of Christ. God and Holy Ghost are seated on draped throne beneath tent-like canopy.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by bust of angel and by angel with joined hands, kneeling on patch of grass.

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