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Prayer roll
England, Yorkshire, ca. 1500
MS G.39 fol. 17r

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Lawrence of Rome: Scene, Martyrdom -- Five tormenters, including three with forks and two kneeling with bellows, are around flaming gridiron, upon which lays Lawrence of Rome, tonsured, wearing short loin cloth, with hands and feet bound.
Bands of foliate and zoomorphic ornament frame miniature and textblock. Filagree initials.

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