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

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Christ and Apostles -- Three (?) apostles, nimbed, and Christ, crossed nimbus, gesturing with left hand, approach city gate. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including holly, campanula, cornflower, thistle, bladder cherry, and grape, and inhabited by two fantastic animals, one playing psaltery (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument). Text is Collect for 1st Vespers on 15th Sunday after Pentecost.

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