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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 255v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, holding small tree as staff in right hand, walks through water, carrying on his shoulders, Christ Child, nimbed, right hand raised in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand. On rocky shore in background, hermit, hooded, raising right hand, holding crutch with left hand, stands in doorway.
Margins decorated with bands of floreate ornament inhabited by fantastic bird and winged fantastic animal.

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