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Diurnal Antiphonary
Italy, Milan, early 1500s

Marginal Figure of a Bishop Martyr. This detail from the margin of a page shows a bishop martyr enclosed in foliate tendrils and looking toward the musical chant. He is dressed in a black gown and holds a book, a bishop's crosier (staff), and a palm branch.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 10, fol. 66

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