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The Assumption of the Virgin, by Simon Bening

Image attached to MS 294e

An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg. Prayer for the feast of the Assumption, Assumption of the Virgin, rosaries with rings, jewel and flower branches in border. Simon Bening (Flemish, 1483-1561). Parchment, gold, six leaves with closely trimmed margins, framed illuminated area 175 x 125 mm, no text or ruling on reverse, 1522-1523. Production Place: Bruges, Flanders.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg. Prayer for the feast of the Assumption, Assumption of the Virgin, rosaries with rings, jewel and flower branches in border. Simon Bening (Flemish, 1483-1561). Parchment, gold, six leaves with closely trimmed margins, framed illuminated area 175 x 125 mm, no text or ruling on reverse, 1522-1523. Production Place: Bruges, Flanders.

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  • Accession Number: MS 294e
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1436 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 304.14kB

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16th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending angelic angels ascension assumption Assumption of the Virgin book of hours border Catholic celestial Christianity cutting Fitz_MSPB Flemish floral God the Father gods heaven heavenly illuminated illumination landscape Life of the Virgin Madonna mandorla mantle manuscript manuscript leaf margin Marian Mary Medieval miniature Northern Renaissance parchment religion religious Renaissance rings rosary rosary beads Simon Bening Virgin Mary winged wings

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