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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 132v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, wearing hat, seated astride horse, with sword held in right hand divides his mantle. The hem of the mantle is around the shoulders of beggar, wearing loin cloth, with crutch under left arm and bandaged left leg resting on short crutch or patten.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Bourbon (azure three fleur-de-lis a bend gules), surmounted by a crown.

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