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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 88r

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Christ: Scene, Unidentified -- Christ, nimbed, indicating with right hand, grasping left wrist of youthful man emerging from portal, in landscape with trees, body of water in which is boat, and castle on far shore.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by archer aiming arrow at back of man wearing hat, both hands raised; bird, possibly crane; hybrid man with bird body, indicating upward with right hand, holding sword with left hand.

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