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France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 190v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, holding staff in right hand, stands in middle of river and holds on his shoulders Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, holding globe in left hand. On bank of river is hermit, wearing hooded robe.
Left margin with scattered naturalistic flowers, including viola and strawberry.

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