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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 255v

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Christopher of Lycia: called by Christ Child -- Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, seated on ground beside river, holding pole in right hand, glances toward Christ Child, nimbed, raising right hand, standing across river in background. To left, monk, standing in front of hermit's cell beside river, raises lantern.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Christopher of Lycia.

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