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Book of Hours
Netherlands, ca. 1485-1495
MS S.4 fol. 42v

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Christ: among Doctors -- Christ, as youth, nimbed, sits on throne, with right hand raised. Around him are five doctors, including four wearing hats, three standing, gesturing, and two seated, one holding closed book over his head. Another closed book is on bench.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by wild man; and by monkey, kneeling, sticking out its tongue, touching ear of fantastic (?) animal seated before it, and with left hand holding the animal's leash.

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