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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 80r

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Frideswida of Oxford, nimbed, wearing nun's habit and wimpled veil, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in both hands and martyr's palm in left hand, sits sideways on ox standing in stream (spring). Diapered background.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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