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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 184v

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Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Francis of Assisi: Miraculous Appearance -- Francis, nimbed, appears in chariot amid rays of light above several monks, all hooded, waking from sleep.
Francis of Assisi: receiving Stigmata -- On edge of Mount Alvernia, Francis of Assisi, nimbed, tonsured, wearing Franciscan habit with triple-knotted belt, kneels on one knee, hands raised, receiving stigmata from angel affixed to cross, amid rays of light.
To left, monk, hooded, back turned, raises hand to head.
In background is church. View of city with bridge over water visible below cliff.

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