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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 153v

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Christopher of Lycia: Carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, holding staff in both hands, crosses river, carrying on his shoulder Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, his mantle floating upward, with right hand raised and holding cross-inscribed globe in left hand. In background, hooded hermit, with staff in right hand and lantern in left hand, stands before house.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux foliate ornament.

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