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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 10v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, wearing hat, is astride bridled horse, right hand holding sword sheath held with left hand next to cloak (?). Beggar, with joined hands, wearing part of the cloak (?) over left shoulder, kneels on one knee next to the horse. Bishop, nimbed, possibly Martin of Tours again, wearing miter and vestments, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, holding cross staff with left hand, stands at right.
Scene in landscape with tree and with buildings and hills in distance.

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