Figure 7

Limbourg brothers, The Belles Heures, bifolium: 178v-171r, Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins and Saint Francis Receives the Stigmata, 1405-1408/1409, tempera and gold leaf on vellum, overall (double leaf): 23.8 x 34.1 cm. The Cloisters Collection, New York (photograph: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY). The border decoration is dominated by gilded detail, although the lighting of the photograph makes it appear dark.

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