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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 94v

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Gereon of Cologne, nimbed, wearing fur-lined hat and garment, raising sword with right hand and holding falcon (?) on gloved left hand; Victor of Marseilles, nimbed, wearing armor and fur-lined cloak, holding raised sword with right hand and windmill with draped left hand.
Figures standing in interior with tile floor, wooden ceiling, leaded windows and doorway open to landscape with building in distance.
Margins decorated with floreate border. Donor, nude, draped in shroud, with joined hands kneels next to scroll inscribed NUDUS EGRESSUS SUM DE UENTRE MATRIS ET NUDUS REUERTAR ILLUC. OCCES V (Job 1:21, variant)

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