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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 13r

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Judas Maccabaeus: Vision -- Within initial D, five soldiers, wearing helmets and armor, and holding spears stand facing, Judas Maccabaeus, wearing hat, holding spear with right hand, next to youth holding scroll inscribed HIC EST FRATRUM ANIMARUM. Two other men wearing hats stand behind them.
Scene in landscape with trees.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid woman raising spear with right hand; hybrid man wearing leafy hat; owl wearing crown; archer aiming pedum (?) in bow toward the owl; man grasping vines.

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