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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 3r

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Firminus of Amiens I: Scene, Invention of Relics -- Three rays descend from clouds to the body of Firminus of Amiens I, scalloped nimbus, wearing bishop's miter and vestments. He lies in a sarcophagus, behind which are three mitered bishops, including Salvius of Amiens. Salvius holds a book with one strap in his left hand, raises his right hand, and bends toward the body of Firminus. Another bishop raises his right hand. A man (only head visible) appears in the rear. A mattock in foreground; trees and plants. Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and six heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three) in medallions.

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