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Old 18th June 2012, 05:33 PM   #174
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Another of the extremely rare instances in period artwork where a spanning belt and hook are illustrated; this, from a Swabian painting of ca. 1430-40, Bavarian National Museum (BNM), MA 3395, is probably the earliest!

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