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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 119v

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Scene, Liturgical:Prayer -- Hand of God, emerging from cloudy arc of heaven, emits streaky rays toward church with open portals, inside which are two groups of men kneeling, two with joined hands raised.
Scene against gold punched background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In right margin, hybrid man.
In lower margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules) flanked by animal, and by animal wearing garment and hooded hybrid animal.
In left margin, bird perching on sprigs of foliage.

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