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Book of Hours
France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 42r

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, cross-nimbed, sits on bench and holds tau-cross to which Christ, cross-nimbed, with His head inclined, in long loin cloth, is affixed with three nails. Above, dove of Holy Ghost descends toward His head.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions, and inhabited by dog running in the lower margin and partly formed by dragon terminal.

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