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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 2v

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Left margin:
1) In upper vignette, Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, sits beneath canopy (?) at desk, upon which is parchment with pseudo-inscription. At right is his symbol (lion). Feast celebrated April 25.
2) In center vignette, bishop, possibly Ambrose of Milan, nimbed, wearing miter and vestments, holding crozier with left hand and raising right hand in blessing, stands in room with tile floor and decorated with tapestry. Feast celebrated April 4.
3) George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- In lower vignette, George of Cappadocia, nimbed, wearing armor and helmet, mounted on horse, with lance transfixes dragon, lying on ground. Princess of Trebizond, wearing hat, hands joined, stands in background. Scene in landscape setting. Feast celebrated April 23.
Lower margin:
1) Month, Occupation: April -- Two women sit on ground before trellis with flowers. One holds wreath and the other extends left hand and raises right hand.
2) Zodiac Sign: Taurus -- Bull in landscape setting.
Miniatures within architectural setting, with head or mask between garlands in upper margin.

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