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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 208r

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God, as half-figure, crossed nimbus, crowned, raising right hand in blessing, holding with left hand cross-surmounted globe, emerges from cloud. Below, five men, two back-turned, one wearing knotted sash at waist, two with joined hands, kneel, three looking up toward God (praying). Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, thistle, viola, and rose, and inhabited by peacock and hybrid bird holding sword and small round shield (buckler). Text is hymn for Sext on Sunday .

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