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Ink, tempera and gold on vellum
Overall: 18.5 x 14.5 cm (7 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
James Parmelee Fund 2022.102.a
St. Alexis is depicted here as a courtly person of the 1400s to bring him close to the reader.
The leaf shows the life of St Alexis, a monk of the 300s. His veneration became popular in France since the 1100s when the French poem la Vie de saint Alexis was written. This text is regarded as one of the earliest examples in romance language written in French and not in Latin.
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