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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 82r

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Genevieve of Paris, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, holding open book in left hand and lighted candle in right hand, stands before diaper-patterned cloth (?) hanging from rod by laces. Above and flanking Genevieve are winged horned devil, holding bellows in both hands to extinguish candle held by Genevieve; and angel, nimbed, holding lighted candle in right hand to the candle of Genevieve. Stars in sky.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In right margin is bird with right wing raised and in lower margin are flowers in flowerpot.

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