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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 39r

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, holding staff with both hands, standing in water with waves indicated by scroll-like patterns, carries on his back Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand. On bank of river is hermit, wearing hood, holding lantern, in front of house. In background is man on path to castle. Sky with stars.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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