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Book of Hours
France, possibly Angers, ca. 1450
MS M.1020 fol. 30r

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, wearing hat, crosses stream, holding walking stick with left hand, and raising right hand back toward Christ Child, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, possibly holding globe with left hand, on left shoulder of Christopher. Behind them on opposite bank, hermit, hooded, holding lantern with right hand and rosary (?) with left hand, stands in front of building.
Scene in landscape with trees and rocky outcrops, and with body of water in which are three boats; buildings in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle.

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