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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1490
MS M.20 fol. 41r

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Angel, Archangel Michael: transfixing Dragon -- Michael, wearing armor, extends left hand holding shield decorated with heraldry of France (azure, three fleur-de-lis or), surmounted by gold crown and surrounded by gold collar of Order of Saint Michael (shells with figure of Michael, raising spear with right hand, holding shield with left hand, standing over recumbent devil or dragon). Michael raises cross staff with right hand, piercing dragon, winged, mouth open, tongue protruding.
Margins decorated with lozenges of floreate ornament, and of Bourbon heraldry (azure, three fleur-de-lis or, a bend gules).

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