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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 156r

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Christ: teaching -- Five (?) apostles, nimbed, two only partially visible, Peter (?) gesturing, stand before Christ, crossed nimbus, both hands raised. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, holly, bladder cherry, grape, cornflower and thistle, and inhabited by two fantastic animals, one playing psaltery (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument). Text is collect for 1st Vespers on 14th Sunday after Pentecost.

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