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Book of Hours
France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 14r

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Donor, woman wearing veil, holding open book with both hands kneels before Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, seated in opening of tent, holding with both hands, Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, extending His right arm toward the woman. Wall in background is decorated with architectural ornament and six (?) statues, one in canopied niche.
Initial S formed by dragon.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including strawberry, and rose, and inhabited by snail, bird, angel playing harp, heron (?), winged fantastic animal, and angel playing lute.

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