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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 116v

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Margaret of Antioch, nimbed, holding cross in joined hands, emerges from back of winged dragon, her cloak visible in mouth of dragon.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by fantastic animal, wearing hat, with face on abdomen and by hybrid bishop with body of animal.

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