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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 119r

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Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Torture -- Catherine, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels before broken wheel, looking up. Man, bleeding from head wound reclines at foot of the wheel support; pieces of the wheel fly through the air, one toward king, crowned, in background next to boulder.
Scene in landscape with hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by bird and by snail.

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