MS G.55 fol. 126v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 126v

Blaisius of Sebaste, nimbed and wearing a bishop's miter and vestments, holds a wool comb in his right hand. George of Cappadocia, nimbed and wearing armor, holds a spear with a banner bearing his arms (argent, a cross gules) in his right hand. Denis of Paris, nimbed, wearing a cope, and bleeding from the top of his head, carries a crown of a head with a miter in his left hand. Christopher of Lycia, nimbed, holds a branch as a staff in his right hand and on his left shoulder carries the Christ Child, who is cross nimbed and is raising His right hand in blessing and holding a cross-surmounted globe in His extended left hand. Giles of Provence, nimbed, tonsured, and wearing a habit, holds an abbot's crozier with his left hand and touches the head of a deer pierced in its side by an arrow with his right. The figures stand in a windowed room in front of three tapestries, the center one inscribed [...] BLASU ET EGID(IUS) SANCTORUM MARTURUM DYONISU GEORGU CHRISTOPHOR(U).

The margins are decorated with floreate ornament inhabited by a rabbit. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly, vair and gules) is in the lower margin.