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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 172r

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Archangel Michael: transfixing Satan -- Archangel Michael, nimbed, holding shield in left hand, transfixes with cross-staff held in right hand Satan, wearing armor, fallen to ground.
In background is landscape.
Below miniature, angels fall amid flames of hell within border framing text.
Initial M decorated with foliate ornament begins antiphon for Suffrage to Archangel Michael.

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