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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 60r

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Paul the Hermit, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with prayer beads or rosary hanging at his waist, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in both hands, with right hand draped, stands in landscape with trees and monastery (?) with bell in tower. Flying to Paul is raven, carrying bread in its beak. Rays emanate from arch at top of miniature.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In lower margin is vase with flowers.

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