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Book of hours
France, probably Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.32 fol. 15v

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Margin, upper: Christ: Miracle of Loaves -- Flanked by ten standing men, wearing hats, Christ, decorated crossed nimbus, holds broken loaf in both hands behind draped table laden with four loaves and platter of two fishes. Scene in room with decorative wall and tiled floor. Arched vignette within block border of floreate and foliate decoration, including currants. Margin, lower: Sick man, wearing cap, lies on pillow, with bare arm on cover, in canopied bed behind veiled woman, wearing black mantle with left hand extended toward him, and man, extending platter of food (?) toward the sick man. Scene in bedroom with tiled wall and floor. Square vignette within block border of floreate and foliate decoration. Block border at left of floreate and foliate decoration and gold vessel.

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