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Book of Hours
France, Lorraine, 1490-1495
MS M.1039 fol. 138r

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Job: with Friends Three -- Job, wearing loincloth, holding head with right hand, semi-reclines next to bones on dung heap, his toes visible emerging from the dung heap at lower right. Of his three friends, two, standing, wear hats, one with joined hands, the other with draped hands crossed on breast; the third, wearing purse at waist, gesturing with both hands, kneels next to Job.
Scene in landscape with house and other buildings and trees in distance.
Winged dragon in initial D.
Margins decorated with border of gold and white blocks enclosing floreate ornament including strawberry, daisy, and thistle, and inhabited by horse (?), fantastic animal, and hybrid man.

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