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France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 80v

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Margaret of Antioch: Scene, emerging from Dragon -- Margaret, nimbed, holding cross between joined hands, emerges from back of dragon, its head turned back, hem of her mantle hanging from its mouth.
Scene in room with windows.
Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, holding palm with right hand and open book on her lap with both hands, is seated next to tower in landscape.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, grapes, strawberry and daisy, and inhabited by snail and winged fantastic animal with two bird heads.

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