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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 251r

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, wearing armor, seated astride caparisoned horse, with lance transfixes dragon through the mouth. Scene in landscape.
In margins:
Scene, Secular: outdoor Gathering -- Man, wearing hat, reclines on ground. Before him stand two women, veiled, possibly holding hands, with one woman turning to look at dog, standing on hind legs with his forelegs on her legs. Seated on turf bench is musician, wearing hat, playing harp. Scene in garden enclosed by brick wall. Beyond the wall are buildings and trees.

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