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France, ca. 1400
MS G.3r

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Christ: calling Peter and Andrew -- Andrew, nimbed, stands in boat, with fishing net in right hand, as Peter, nimbed, tonsured, with right hand extended, steps from boat over water containing fish toward Christ, cross-nimbed, holding book in left hand and with right hand extended, standing on shore.
Scene within initial U, containing two male faces and one animal face (personifications of water ?).
In margin at left, nun, wearing habit of Franciscan Poor Clares, including black veil lined with white and triple-knotted cordeli³•re, kneels with joined hands raised, as donor, above fantastic human head shown in profile.
In margin at upper right, dragon faces initial. In lower margin, man, wearing hood, seated beside basket, holds rod to catch fish in pool beside tree, all surrounded by foliate decoration.

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