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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 198r

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Angel, Archangel Michael: transfixing Dragon -- Michael, wearing armor, raising sword with right hand, holding shield inscribed with red cross with left hand, stands with right foot on dragon, its head turned back, looking up toward the sword.
Scene in landscape with trees beneath blue sky with stars.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, and inhabited by bird and mallard.

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