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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 178r

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Christopher of Lycia: Devil fleeing from Cross -- Devil, arm covering face, mounted on rearing horse, turns from cross in crossroads. Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, raises right hand.
In background is landscape.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, supporting himself with staff, carries Christ Child, rayed cross as nimbus, on shoulders over river. On shore, hermit holds up lantern. In background is hermitage or church.

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