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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.293v

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George of Cappadocia, nimbed, wearing armor and white tunic inscribed with red cross, mounted on horse, with lance transfixes dragon, lying amid bones strewn on ground.
In distance, Princess of Trebizond, standing on hill, raises both hands. Beyond, several figures, including king, look on from tower in castle.
To left, in background are buildings of city.
Scene framed by border decorated with garlands with floreate ornament. Pendant (possibly pilgrim badge) in left border with image of Christ, raising right hand in blessing and holding cross-staff, is attached to two garlands. In lower border, pendant with image of the Crucifixion is attached to two garlands. Fly in lower border.

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