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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
MS M.972 fol. 55r

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Thomas à Becket: Scene, Vision -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, holding nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, in mandorla with rays behind draped altar on which are chalice with paten, and miter. Scroll that she holds with right hand is draped across the altar. On other side of the altar, Thomas Becket, nimbed and tonsured, wearing chasuable with joined hands raised, kneels at prie-dieu, looking up toward Mary and Christ Child.
Scene in interior with stone wall and window.
Upper and lower margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberries and roses.

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