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France, possibly Toulouse, ca. 1490
M.463 fol. 408v

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Half-figure of Apostle Philip, nimbed, holds cross staff in right hand and book in left hand. At right, half-figure of Apostle James Minor, nimbed, holds club in both hands. Figures in room.
Margin is decorated with floreate border, including strawberries. In lower margin is fox, dressed as friar, seated in barrel (?). Under his arm is chicken. He extends his hands toward four chickens and cock (rooster).

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