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Book of Hours
France, possibly Brittany, ca. 1430
MS M.1040 fol. 110r

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Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- Francis, nimbed and tonsured, wearing habit of Franciscan monk, orant, showing wounds in hands, side and feet, kneeling, looks up toward bust of Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand raised in blessing, in rayed arc of Heaven as rainbow. Rays descend to wounds of Francis. Figure of male donor, with joined hands, kneels before Francis, looking up.
Scene in landscape with trees and rocky outcrops, with diaper background.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and rinceaux. Blank escutcheon in each corner of border.

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