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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 225v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, raising right hand in gesture of blessing and holding book in left hand, sits on throne beneath canopy. His feet are in fire and beside him is pig. He is flanked by winged bestial devils holding clubs in their right hands. Scene in room with portal.
In margin is floreate border, inhabited by snail, moth, and bird.

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