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Psalter-Hours
France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 302v

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Creation Scene: God resting -- Christ-Logos, crossed pearled nimbus, raises His right hand in blessing, holds a book in His left hand, and sits on the cloud-edged arc of heaven, behind which are nine nimbed angels flanking Him, and below which are seven animals including an ass, a lion, and an ox, and five birds. Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (four), in medallions, and heraldic devices, including Hangest.



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