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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 85v

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Moses: Burning Bush -- Moses, horned, seated on ground, removes left shoe with right hand and raises left hand to shield eyes. He looks toward bush with flames. Half-figure of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding globe with left hand, emerges from the bush. Sheep graze in front of the bush. Scene in landscape. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including dianthus, campanula, strawberry, daisy, thistle, and red currant, and inhabited by fantastic bird, and green parrot (?). Text is invitatory for Matins on 4th Sunday in Lent.

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