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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 143v

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George of Cappadocia, nimbed, wearing armor and helmet, holds cross-inscribed shield in left hand, and with lance in right hand transfixes dragon in cave. He is flanked by crowned king and queen (of Trebizond) (heads visible only) on tower of castle and by Princess of Trebizond, crowned, standing with hands joined on hill, beside sheep.
Scene in landscape setting, within decorated initial G.
Upper and lower margins decorated with floreate border.

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