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Golden legend
Belgium, Bruges, 1445-1465
MS M.672-5 IV, fol. 92r

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Two scenes within miniature:
1) Evangelist, Matthew: Martyrdom -- Within architectural setting, Evangelist Matthew prays at draped altar surmounted by candles and flanked by curtains. Soldier, wearing armor, approaches him from behind with spear in both hands. Group of men, standing in courtyard, look on.
2) Evangelist, Matthew: delivering Iphigenia from Fire -- Within second room of architectural setting, Iphigenia and virgins gather as man, standing outside, holds bucket of flames to walls of enclosure. A second man looks on.
To right, wall encloses water surrounding buildings.

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