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France, Lorraine, 1490-1495
MS M.1039 fol. 105v

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- In initial D, two nude youths, one with joined hands raised emerge from barrel, looking up toward Nicholas, nimbed, wearing miter and cope, holding open book with right hand and crozier with gloved (?) left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament in stripes of gold and white, including rose, cornflower and daisy, and inhabited by bird and hybrid animal.

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