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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).
Saints Paul and Anthony Cycle
Saints Paul and Anthony are Fed by a Dove, Folio 192v
Although the text specifies a raven, it is the dove of the Holy Ghost who brings bread in the form of a Host to the two hermits. Anthony lifts his head to gaze at the miraculous arrival, while Paul calmly reads his book.