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Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 27v

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George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, nimbed, wearing helmet and armor, seated astride horse with trappings with heraldic arms of George, raises sword in right hand above dragon, fallen to ground, impaled by broken lance through its mouth. Princess of Trebizond, crowned, with hands raised, witnesses scene. Scene in landscape with two trees.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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