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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 115r

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Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, holding open book with both hands, stands opposite female donor, veiled, kneeling with hands joined. Behind Barbara is tower with raised portcullis, arrow slits, and windows at top.
Scene in landscape with trees, hills and city in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by winged fantastic animal, bird and hybrid man wearing hat with bird body.

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