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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 183v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: tempted by Demons -- In desert, Anthony Abbot, nimbed, wearing black habit inscribed with tau cross, reaches hands towards fire, above which is pot, suspended from ceiling of cave. He glances back torward horned woman standing within opposite cave. Crutch lies at his feet.
Anthony Abbot the Great: walking in Desert -- Within forest, Anthony Abbot, nimbed, tau cross inscribed on mantle, standing, holds open book in both hands. Pig, wearing bell around neck, forages ground beside him.

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