MS G.55 fol. 115v

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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. 115v

George of Cappadocia: Slaying Dragon — A nimbed George of Cappadocia is wearing a helmet and armor and holding a broken lance under his right arm and a shield with his left hand. He is astride a bridled and saddled horse, which is standing over a dragon that has the broken end of a lance piercing its neck and is bleeding. At the left a princess wearing a headdress kneels next to grazing sheep. Her hands are joined. In the background are trees, buildings, a tower with two people standing at the top, and a body of water. Above, the sun(?) emits rays.
The margins are decorated with floreate ornament inhabited by a bird and a rabbit. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly, vair and gules) is in the left margin.