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Prayer book
France, Paris, ca. 1490
MS H.3 fol. 171r

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Upper miniature:
Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Nicholas, nimbed, wearing miter with infulae, cope and gloves, raising right hand in blessing, holding crozier with left hand, stands before tub containing three nude youths, two with joined hands, one with left foot out of tub.
All in room with window, decorated walls, tile floor. All enclosed within frame with uprights decorated with gems.
Lower miniature:
Julian Hospitaler: Scene, as Ferryman -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing hat, with sack over left shoulder, holding clapper with right hand, stands in center of boat. He is flanked by Julian, nimbed and wearing hat, seated holding oar with each hand and by woman, nimbed, seated, holding lantern with extended hands.
Scene in landscape with hills and stream, all enclosed by frame with uprights decorated with gems.

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