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Pontifical matutinale and missal of Jean Coeur
France, Bourges, ca. 1465
G.49 fol. 6r

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Trinity: Two Persons flanking Dove -- Dove of Holy Ghost, rays as nimbus, descends between Christ, rays as nimbus, touching with left hand tripartite globe, held in left hand of God, rays as nimbus. Both raise their right hands in blessing and sit on draped bench. Scene in decorated initial D.
Top and bottom margins are decorated with floreate borders, including strawberries. In lower margin is cross-surmounted escutcheon with arms of Jean Coeur (azure, three hearts gules, on a fesse or three escallops argent), surmounted by scroll with inscription MORIR C(OVIENT) SOVENT ADV(IENT ET) NEN SOVIE(NT).

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