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Book of Hours
France, possibly the Loire River Valley, ca. 1460
MS M.1067 fol. 1r

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, both hands on walking stick, walks through water, looking back over right shoulder toward Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, possibly standing on shoulder and back of Christopher. On cliff at right, hermit, wearing hood and habit of monk, raises lantern with both hands. Building is behind him.
Scene in coastal landscape with cliffs, ship and boat, buildings on far shore.

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