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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 55r

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, mounted on dappled horse, with sword in right hand cutting vair-lined cloak, before half nude beggar with right hand raised and staff in left hand; two trees.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid animal forming part of vertical bar, and bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by bird and hybrid man with animal legs and tail.
Margin, right, inhabited by half-nude man as beggar, extending bowl in right hand and holding staff in left hand, on tip of foliate stem.
Line endings decorated with hybrid animal, hybrid man, and hybrid bird

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