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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 130v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, holding staff in both hands, stands in river and carries on his shoulders Christ Child, nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand. On riverbank beside house kneels hermit, holding lantern in both hands. Rays emanate from above.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Navarre (gules an escarbuncle in orle or), surmounted by a crown.

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