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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 175r

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child and Christopher of Lycia: Scene, with Hermit -- Christopher, nimbed, holding walking stick with both hands, crosses stream. Seated on his shoulders is Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, right hand raised in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand. On far bank, hermit emerges from building holding lantern in right hand and rosary with left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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