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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 69v

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Christ: Temptation, 1st -- Devil, as man with horns, wearing tattered garment, extends both hands each holding stone toward Christ, crossed nimbus, hands raised. Scene in landscape. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including bladder cherry, campanula, thistle, red currant, and strawberry, and inhabited by two fantastic birds. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 1st Sunday in Lent.

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