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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 159r

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon and Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- George of Cappadocia, wearing armor, astride bridled horse, raises sword with right hand. Dragon is on ground below the horse, head turned back, mouth open at shield next to the horse. At right, Christopher of Lycia, holds walking stick with both hands; he turns his head back toward Christ Child, raising right hand in blessing, sitting on Christopher's shoulders. Behind them are two bishops and one abbot (?), including Denis of Paris, Blasius of Sebaste and Giles of Provence, each wearing miter and gloves, raising right hand in blessing and holding crozier with left hand.
Figures in walled garden with two trees; hills in distance, beyond the walls.

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