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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 56r

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin, nimbed, seated astride horse and exiting gate of city, with sword cuts his cloak, half of which is wrapped around beggar, nude, with left leg bandaged and leaning with left arm on crutch. Background with gold scrolls.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In lower margin is two-handled vase with flowers.

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