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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 532v

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Angels, including two lifting cloak, one swinging censer and another carrying bannered cross-staff, banner inscribed with cross, surround Virgin Mary, crowned, nimbed, wearing necklace with Star of David pendant, holding Christ Child in both hands, leading procession of saints including pope, wearing triple-crowned tiara and vestments and carrying papal cross in left hand, Mary Magdalen, holding ointment jar, and Barbara of Nicomedia, holding model of tower. Several saints carry banners, including one inscribed IHS.
Figures within landscape.
Scene framed by border decorated with illusionistic architectural niches containing statues of figures, including Sebastian of Rome, pierced by arrows, Barbara of Nicomedia, holding tower, and Mary Magdalen, holding ointment jar.
In lower border, text in display script OMNES SANCTI ET SANCTE DEI ORATE PRO NOBIS.

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