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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 146v

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel and Anthony Abbot the Great -- Nicholas, nimbed, wearing miter, vestments and gloves, with right hand in gesture of blessing, holding crozier with left hand, looks down toward three youths with joined hands, wearing drawers, standing in wooden tub, one with left foot up on edge of the tub. At right, Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing cap, holding open book with left hand and crutch with right hand stands amid flames next to pig. Behind him is church surmounted by bell in frame.
Miniature and text surrounded on three sides by gold frame, terminating with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament, and inhabited by pigeon.

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