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Book of Hours
Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 150v

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Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin of Tours, nimbed, astride bridled horse, turns back, with sword in left hand, cuts cloak held with right hand. Man, wearing hood, stands behind horse, holding cut part of cloak. In foreground man, his legs bound to pattens, holds short crutch with left hand, raising right hand and looking up toward Martin. Diapered background.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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