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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 158r

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, grasping staff with both hands, crosses stream carrying on his shoulders, Christ Child, rays as nimbus, raising right hand and holding cross surmounted globe with left hand. Hermit, wearing hood, holding lantern with right hand is on far bank of stream.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of vine scroll and floreate ornament, including thistle in gold lozenges.

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