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France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 79r

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Three nude youths stand in wooden tub, two with joined hands, one with right leg over edge of the tub. They look up toward Nicholas of Myra, nimbed, wearing miter, cope and gloves, right hand raised in blessing, holding crozier with left hand.
Anthony Abbot the Great -- Anthony Abbot, nimbed, holding crutch with right hand and open book with left hand stands next to pig. Building is in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy and strawberry, and inhabited by wild man or monkey standing on back of fantastic animal.

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