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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 29r

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Deacon, nimbed and tonsured, wearing deacon's vestment; bishop, nimbed, wearing miter with infulae, cope, holding crozier with left hand; Paul, nimbed; and Peter, nimbed, holding open book with right hand and key with left hand, wearing cope. Other saints in background, some only faces visible, many only nimbi visible.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including rose, and inhabited by frog, wild man, holding shield with right hand, and with left hand, spear surmounted by human head, and by nude male figure astride hybrid animal, holding fantastic lance with right hand, reins with left hand.

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