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Prayer roll
England, Yorkshire, ca. 1500
MS G.39 fol. 16r

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Erasmus of Gaeta: Scene, Martyrdom -- Erasmus, wearing cross-surmounted miter and short loin cloth, lays with his hands beneath his body as his entrails are pulled through an opening in his abdomen and wound onto windlass above him, turned by two tormenters, including one climbing on the windlass and the other wearing plumed (?) hat and pointing at Erasmus with left hand.
Bands of foliate and zoomorphic ornament frame miniature and textblock. Filagree initials.

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