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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 527v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, on horseback, holding sword in right hand, divides cloak for beggar in drawers and cap, standing behind the horse.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), man raises club in right hand and holds leash in left hand attached to neck of bird, possibly goose. Dog looks on.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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