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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1470
MS M.152 fol. 12r

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Instruments of Passion -- Enclosed in decorated initial D are Instruments of the Passion, including tau cross with titulus; ladder; crown of thorns; lance; rod with sponge; scourges; chalice; pincers; hammer; dice; cock; sarcophagus; nails; and tormentor.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by two birds, one with wings extended; and by moth.

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