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Northern Netherlands, county of Holland, miniatures probably from Leiden, text c. 1475–1500, miniatures c. 1520
The Masters of the Suffrages

Flagellation. The border surrounding this miniature of the Flagellation is typical of northern European illumination of this period. The objects in the border—flowers, butterflies, and insects—are depicted in highly realistic detail.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 130, fol. 48

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