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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 288v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher of Lycia, scalloped nimbus, walks in water where there are four fishes, holds a staff in his left hand, and carries Christ Child, nimbed, raising right hand, and with His left hand grasping his hair, and seated on his right shoulder. Scene with diapered background, within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (four), in medallions, and heraldic devices, including Hangest and Moreuil.

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