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Book of Hours for Paris Use
France, Paris, c. 1415-20

Angels Holding Cross. Four brightly colored angels hold a jeweled cross in this miniature that marks a prayer to the Cross. The border is dominated by broad pink, blue, orange, and green acanthus leaves on a burnished gold frame.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 6, fol. 215

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