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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 151v

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Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing habit, holds open, inscribed book in right hand and bell in left hand. He stands beside fire and in front of pig with bell tied around its neck, outside church with bell tower. In background, animals inhabit wooded landscape.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament inhabited by horned devil in guise of woman (Devil: in Guise of Woman). In lower margin, Demon raises arms beside Anthony Abbot, wearing habit, lying on his side, with both hands raised to breast (Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons).

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