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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 230v

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Initial D:
Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, cross-nimbed, in loin cloth, stands with wrists bound to column, flanked by two torturers, one wearing pointed cap, raising scourges.
Scene beneath double trefoil arches within initial D decorated with marginal foliate extensions, one with terminal of human head, and balls. Beginning of first Versicle for Terce.
Initial M:
Half figures of two nimbed male saints with joined hands raised in front.
Figures within initial M decorated with foliate extension. Beginning of Hymn for Terce.

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