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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 161r

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Jerome, nimbed, wearing cardinal's hat, is seated on chair at lectern, resting left hand holding knife (?) on open book on lectern, on which is also inkpot with quill and book. He raises his right hand in blessing over lion, raising right foreleg from which blood issues. Scene in windowed room with tiled floor.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: moths; monkey, seated, holding small cask to mouth with both hands; fly; monkey seated, gazing at urinal in raised right hand (Scene, Burlesque:Doctoring); peacock.

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