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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 165v

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Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, holding crutch with right hand, and open book and bell with left hand stands next to pig, partially under his cloak. Above in sky, Anthony, nimbed, is amid devils, one raising club with right hand, fire emerging from his mouth. (Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons). In background, Anthony Abbott, nimbed, is seated opposite another nimbed figure, possibly Paul, raising left hand to mouth. (Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, breaking Loaf with Paul ?)
Scene in landscape with trees and body of water, with town on far shore. Hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border decorated with pearls and gems as cross and flowers including speedwell, viola, rose and daisy.

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