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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).
Diocrès, Bruno, and Carthusians
The Vision of Bishop Hugh, Folio 96r
The bishop of Grenoble wears a miter in his sleep as he dreams of seven stars, foretelling the arrival of Bruno and his six companions. The statue topping the central column identifies the structure as the bishop’s palace. Look closely to see the underdrawing of a small shrine on the wall above Bishop Hugh’s head.