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The Worship of a Pious Woman

An Early Flemish Psalter, use of Ghent
December 3, 2020

This wonderful manuscript was illuminated by the Franciscan Master; its five full-page miniatures on burnished gold backgrounds depict saints and Biblical scenes. This Psalter (1255-60), colourful and lively, was likely used by Franciscan friars who would often act as religious instructors for pious women.

 

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