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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 23v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, holding staff in both hands, standing in stream, carries on his shoulders Christ Child, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised and holding tripartite globe in left hand. Two ducks float in stream. In background is hermit, holding staff in left hand and in right hand lantern, emanating rays. In distance are ship, cross-surmounted church (?) spires, and windmill on hill.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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