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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 192v

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Apostles Peter, holding book, and Paul, holding cross-staff, stand before other apostles, including Evangelist John, and male saints, suggesting hierarchy of saints. All figures are nimbed.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Female saints stand or sit within room, most with joined hands raised.

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