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Prayer book
Italy, Milan, ca. 1430
MS M.944 fol. 80v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, astride bridled horse, holding knife with right hand, cuts his cloak, already partly covering body of beggar wearing drawers, standing next to the horse and looking up at Martin. Another horseman, wearing hat, is at right.
Background of miniature and margins decorated with pink flowers, possibly campion. In upper margin, S(AN)C(TU)S MARTIN(US).
Beginning of prayer on feast of Martin of Tours, November 11.

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