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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 107v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin, nimbed, wearing fur-lined hat and cloak is astride bridled horse. He holds sword in right hand, cutting the cloak grasped with left hand. Beggar, wearing cap, crutch on left side supporting bandaged, footless left leg resting on another crutch. He grasps the cloak, already around his shoulders.
Scene in landscape at city gate (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament. Scroll inscribed AB INFANCIA CREUIT MECUM MISERACIO. IOB XXXI (Job 31:18).

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