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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 142v

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, nimbed, wearing helmet and armor, with small escutcheon with his heraldry, is astride bridled horse, with nails visible in right front hoof. Horse stands on dragon, its head turned back, pierced throught mouth with lance held with both hands of George. In background at left, king and queen, both crowned, watch from atop tower or building. At right Princess of Trebizond, crowned, with joined hands raised, holding lead to small white dog, kneeling on rocky outcrop, looks toward George.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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