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France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 214v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christ Child, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, sits on shoulders of Christopher of Lycia, raising right hand to his head and holding staff in left hand, standing in water. At right is hermit, holding lamp in right hand. Scene in landscape setting, with buildings of city in distance.
In margin is floreate border, including violas and thistles.

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