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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 167v

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Tobit: in Captivity -- One of two beggars raises hat with left hand; the other, leaning on staff, extends right hand to Tobit, wearing hat, right hand placing coin in hand of the beggar. Scene in town with buildings. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grape, bladder cherry, and strawberry, and inhabited by two fantastic animals, one winged. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 2nd Sunday in September.

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