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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 260v

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Charlemagne, nimbed, crowned, wearing ermine mantle, holds sword in right hand and globe surmounted by cross in left hand. He stands in front of patterned hanging in room with balcony overlooking buildings and walled courtyard with gardens.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial O decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Charlemagne.

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