MS G.55 fol. 134r

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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. 134r

A nimbed John the Baptist wearing animal skins stands with his right hand extended over a lamb on the ground and his left hand holding a book. He is flanked by five trees in a landscape with a hill and two towers in the background. Text of Suffrage.
The miniature is on top of a bracket that bears an unrelated inscription: ET MILITES PLECTENTES CORONAM DE SPINIS ET CAETERA. The margins are decorated with floreate ornament. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly vair and gules) and an related heraldic shield (quarterly, 1 vair, 2 and 3 gules, 4 or) are in the lower margin.