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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 176r

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Apostle, James Major: converting Hermogenes -- Apostle James Major, nimbed, pilgrim's hat slung over shoulders, holding staff with left hand, indicates with right hand Hermogenes, hands held behind back by two soldiers, including one with sword at belt. Philetus the Convert looks on.
In background is landscape.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Apostle, James Major: Martyrdom -- Group of kneeling men and women, some with joined hands raised and others with arms crossed at breast, look on as executioner raises sword above head of Apostle James Major, kneeling, hands joined.

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