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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 195v

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Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, is seated at table, with platter of bread and other vessels, amid twelve apostles, all nimbed. Apostle Peter, tonsured, glances at two dogs eating morsel on floor.
In background, head of male figure (possibly Judas) appears in doorway.
Scene within room with fireplace, above which is statue, and cabinet with vessels and jar.
In lower margin:
Moses: Spies of Canaan -- Two hooded men carry bunch of grapes on pole.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and budding and full flowers, including viola and pinks. In lower border, two male figures, hooded, carry bunch of grapes on pole.

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