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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 106v

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Christ, crossed nimbus, sits on bench, raises right hand in blessing, and holds tripartite globe in left hand. He is flanked by four candles in candlesticks.
Figure against gold punched background within initial C with ornament of foliage and animal head; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In right margin, hybrid man wearing hood, gesturing, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (gules, two bars gules, on a canton of the second a mullet of the field [damaged]).
In lower margin, hooded hybrid man forming part of horizontal foliate bar on which are hybrid animal confronting animal holding up mirror, and heraldic escutcheon of Oddingsell (argent, a fess gules, in the dexter chief a mullet of the second [damaged]).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).

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