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France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 294v

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Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, holding model of tower; Apollonia of Alexandria, nimbed, holding pincers with right hand; Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed and crowned, looking at open book held with both hands, sword under left arm, broken wheel at her feet. Behind them group of women, nimbed (some only nimbi visible), one with joined hands.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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