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Berry Apocalypse
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.133 fol. 1r

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Evangelist, John: boiled in Oil -- John, nimbed, hands joined at breast, nude, standing cauldron, is flanked by two torturers, one holding scourge with both hands over his head, and the other, hooded, holding scourge in extended left hand, and by Domitian, crowned, right hand indicating cauldron, and four men, one hooded, two wearing hats.
Scene against red background on green ground. Border of vine with gold leaves.

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