St. Eligius

15th century illumination
From f. 17 of British Library MS. Egerton 859

Saint Eligius uses his skill as a blacksmith or farrier to re-attach a horse's leg. The image presents the basics of a smithy: a bellows, tongs, a horsehoe, hammer and anvil, and a long rod.

The inscription is the beginning of a prayer in German, "O St. Loye, whom the Lord God has chosen for…"

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Source: The British Library