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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 153v

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Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Francis of Assisi, decorated nimbus, tonsured, wearing habit, kneels on rocky terrain, with hands extended, receiving stigmata from seraph above. In background is landscape, inhabited by figures, with river and church with tower. Some figures are in boats on river.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament. In left margin, Leo of Assisi, wearing hooded monk's habit, seated with arms folded (as witness to the Stigmata of Francis).
Bottom border:
In lower margin, male figure carries swan in basket on back.

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