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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 27v

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Anthony Abbot the Great, with scalloped nimbus, tonsured, wearing monk's habit inscribed with tau on right shoulder, standing amid flames beside pig, holds bell in right hand and staff in left hand.
Beside Anthony is Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, bound to tree, being shot with arrows by archer, wearing hat, aiming bow and arrows. Diaper background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament.

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