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Book of Hours
France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 195r

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Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk's habit, sits on ground and holds in his lap open book with pseudo-inscription. Beside him is pig. Figure in landscape (wilderness).
Right margin with bell suspended from wooden tau cross and scattered naturalistic flowers, including viola and strawberry.

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