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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 199v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child and Christopher of Lycia: Scene, with Hermit -- Christopher, nimbed, leaning on staff with both hands, crosses stream, looking back toward Christ Child, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand, seated on Christopher's left shoulder. Behind them on bank in front of building, hermit raises lantern with right hand and holds beads with left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grapevine and inhabited by bird and rabbit emerging from hole.

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