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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 186v

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Jerome, nimbed, wearing cardinal's hat, sits on throne (?) and with pen held in left hand writes in book with pseudo-inscription on desk. Also on desk are inkpot, stylus case, and lantern (?). Jerome raises right hand in blessing toward lion, seated beside desk, with right foreleg with thorn in paw on knee of Jerome. In background is low wall and tree. Diapered background.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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