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France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 280r

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Lawrence of Rome, nimbed and tonsured, wearing deacon's vestments, holding grill in right hand; George of Cappadocia (?), nimbed, wearing helmet and armor, holding spear with right hand and decorated shield with left hand; Stephen Protomartyr, nimbed and tonsured, bleeding from wound with stone in head, wearing deacon's vestments, grasping with right hand front of dalmatic creating pouch for stones and holding open book with left hand. Behind them, group of saints, nimbed, some only nimbi visible, others tonsured.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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