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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 230r

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Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, pearled crossed nimbus, sits on architectural bench decorated with arcades, supporting arms of green cross to which Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, head inclined, bleeding from wounds, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails; nimbed dove of Holy Ghost in horizontal position with one of wings touching God's lips, above the Christ.
Figures beneath three hanging lamps suspended from trefoil arch surmounted by buildings, all against gold diapered and punched background, within initial D decorated with foliage, at beginning of Matins of the Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Line ending: male figure blowing trumpet, in jaws of fantastic animal.
In lower margin below the text block, fantastic animal wrapped around word of "all(euy)a".

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