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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 100r

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Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, sits on bench, raises right hand in blessing, and holds tripartite globe in left hand. He is flanked by two kings kneeling with joined hands raised toward Him and by three kneeling men.
Scene against gold diapered background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, hybrid animal and hooded hybrid man.
In right margin, hybrid animal, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (argent, two bars and a canton gules, within a bordure engrailed [or omitted]).
In lower margin, hybrid woman, wearing headdress of snood and berbette, confronting hooded hybrid man, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of Tuchet (ermine, a chevron gules).

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