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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 462v

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John the Patrician: Scene, Vision of site of S. Maria Maggiore -- John the Patrician, tonsured, reclines in bed beneath vision in cloud of Virgin Mary, nimbed, right hand extended, left hand holding book.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid archer aims at rabbit, front paws joined as if in prayer.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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