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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 13v

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Evangelist, John: boiled in Oil -- John, nimbed, nude, stands with joined hands raised in vat over fire. John is flanked by two men, one pouring oil on John's shoulder with ladle held in both hands, and the other, wearing hat, with both hands raised. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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