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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 113v

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1) Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Nicholas of Myra, nimbed, wearing miter and cope, his right hand raised in blessing, holding crozier in left hand, looks toward tub in which stand three nude youths, tonsured, with hands joined.
2) Claudius of Besan³´on, nimbed, wearing miter and cope, raises gloved right hand in blessing, and holds processional cross in left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man wearing hat and by hybrid bird wearing hat.

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