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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 73r

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Winifred of Wales, nimbed, with gathered dress in left hand and martyr's palm in right hand, turns to look over right shoulder toward Caradoc of Hawarden, wearing hat, spurs, and fur-lined garment, with purse at waist, seated astride horse, raising sword in right hand. At right, water flows from well. Scene in landscape
In background:
Winifred of Wales: Scene, restored to Life by Beuno -- Beuno, wearing monk's habit and hood, with both hands restores head of Winifred of Wales to her body, laying on ground. In background is building with towers flying banners, possibly monastery, and to right, church, with cross-surmounted spire, and windmill. Stars in sky.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In lower margin is bird with wings outstretched.

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