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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 180v

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Claudius of Besan³´on: Miracle of raising Youth -- Within room, Claudius of Besan³´on, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter and vestments, holding crozier in left hand, raises right hand in blessing before shrouded man rising from grave. Several figures look on including veiled woman, tonsured cleric with joined hands raised, and prelate or judge, wearing ermine-lined hat and garment, supporting himself with staff.
In background, male figure stands within archway with view of landscape.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Claudius of Besan³´on: Tomb visited by Pilgrims -- Several pilgrims, including veiled woman and cripple with amputated foot, kneel or stand before decorated reliquary shrine of Claudius of Besan³´on surmounting draped altar with curtains and canopy.

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