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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 152v

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, liberating Three Young Men -- Among three youths standing in barrel, two with joined hands raised, one youth steps out of the barrel; all look toward Nicholas of Myra, decorated nimbus, wearing bishop's miter and vestments, with right hand raised blessing them and holding crozier in left hand. Through open window, with half-screen, in rear wall of vaulted room, landscape is visible.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament, inhabited by half-figure of nude male playing rebec.

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