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Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 93v

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Lawrence of Rome: Scene, Martyrdom -- Lawrence, nimbed, wearing short loincloth is tied at chest ankles to gridiron, over fire; smoke rises above the gridiron. Four (?) men, wearing hats stand beneath two arches at left, one raising right hand and indicating Lawrence with right hand, and another gesturing toward gridiron with left hand.
Scene in courtyard of buileing with two interior arches, two niches, and landscape visible through exterior arch.

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