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Prayer roll
England, Yorkshire, ca. 1500
MS G.39 fol. 3r

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Armagillus of Brittany, nimbed, tonsured, wearing armor, including spurs, and chasable inscribed with crosses, kneels. In right hand he holds sash tied around neck of dragon, winged, with protruding, arrow-like tongue, and second head at end of its tail, perched on branch. In left hand, draped with towel, he holds monstrance surmounted by crucifix.
Bands of foliate and zoomorphic ornament frame miniature and textblock. Filagree initials.

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