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Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, 1405–1408/9. Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France by 1399–1416). French; Made in Paris. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum; 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (23.8 x 16.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1).
Suffrages of the Saints
Saint Augustine, Folio 172v
The saint sits on the ground and writes in a scroll unfurled on his knee, as he witnesses a vision of God the Father and the crucified Christ. His miter is on the ground behind him and his writing tools, inkpot, and pen case lie close at hand.