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France, Paris, ca. 1460
MS M.282 fol. 133v

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Nicholas, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter and vestments, holding crozier with sudarium in gloved left hand, stands before brocade cloth of honor and raises right hand in blessing to three nude, tonsured youths, all standing with joined hands raised in barrel. Scene in room with tile floor, leaded glass windows, and wooden roof.
Margins with floreate and scroll ornament, inhabited in left margin by cat (?), playing bagpipe; and in lower margin by monkey (?), wearing hat, playing harp.

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