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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 139v

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Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, decorated nimbus, holding tall walking stick with both hands walks through swirling water, looking back over left shoulder at Christ Child, crossed nimbus, kneeling on left shoulder of Christopher, raising His right hand in blessing and touching head of Christopher with His left hand.
Stream flanked by rocky outcrops with single tree; red background with gold vine scroll.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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