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Book of Hours for Sarum Use
Belgium, Bruges, 146070

I Saint George and the Dragon. n this miniature Saint George, the patron saint of England, is dressed as a knight and spears a lime-green dragon. The maiden whom he has saved from the dragon watches adoringly in the background as a man and a woman, perhaps her parents, peer from a castle surrounded by a moat.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 3, fol. 21v

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