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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1420
MS M.76 fol. 283v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, crowned, with joined hands, is seated on bench, looking toward Christ, rays as cross nimbus, crowned, raising right hand in blessing over her head, and holding with left hand, cross surmounted tri-partite globe. He is seated on the bench next to Virgin Mary against decorated background.
Blue heads appear above arch inside frame of miniature.
Margins decorated with border of gold rinceaux inhabited by hybrid man with foliate tail, raising object in each hand, one possibly bell; man wearing hat, cape and short loincloth playing bagpipe; hybrid man, wearing hat, with vine scroll tail, playing triangle. Gold geometric ornament at each corner of miniature.

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