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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 122v

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Apostle, James Major: preaching -- Of four men, three wearing hats, one wearing knotted sash, one raises left hand, and looks toward James as pilgrim, wearing hat decorated with shell, and scrip, raising right hand, holding staff with left. Margins decorated with border floreate ornament including campanula, strawberry, daisy, viola, cornflower, thistle, holly and rose, and inhabited by fantastic bird and hybrid camel. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 4th Sunday after Easter.

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