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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 198r

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Ildefonsus of Toledo, wearing bishop's miter and chausable, stands beneath arch and holds book in right hand and crozier in left hand. Stone wall in background.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are man, holding human-faced shield in left hand, seated astride two-legged fantastic animal; and bird.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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