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Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 155v

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Catherine of Alexandria, crowned, with rays as nimbus, holding sword in right hand and wheel in left hand, stands in landscape above prostrate man with arms crossed over his breast and raised scimitar, looking upward at Catherine. Background decorated with gold scroll design.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux foliate ornament.

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