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France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 60v

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Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In lower margin:
Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, breaking Loaf with Paul and Scene, Raven bringing Food -- Anthony Abbot, nimbed, wearing mantle inscribed with tau cross on left shoulder (cape of Hospitallers), with right hand raised in blessing, seated on bench, with left hand breaks round loaf of bread also held in left hand of Paul the Hermit, nimbed, with right hand raised, seated on bench. Between them is stream and raven hovering head-down above loaf. Staff lays on ground beside Anthony. Scene amid vinescroll ornament.

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