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France, Paris, 1490-1500
MS M.7 fol. 86r

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In vignette in right margin, Margaret of Antioch, nimbed, holding cross in joined raised hands, emerges from back of dragon. Behind her stands Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, crowned, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in left hand and raised sword in right hand. Behind her stands Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed. In background is tower and distant landscape.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament. In lower margin amid floreate ornament is scroll inscribed DEVS IN MEDIO.

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