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France, Paris, ca. 1460
MS M.282 fol. 136v

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Margaret, nimbed, holding cross in joined raised hands, emerges from back of winged dragon. The hem of her mantle hangs from the dragon's mouth. Scene in prison, with barred windows and door with lock.
Margins with floreate and scroll ornament, inhabited in left margin by fantastic animal; and in lower margin by monkey, wearing hat, seated on back of second monkey and disciplining it with switch held in right hand.

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