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

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Barbara of Nicomedia: Scene, Martyrdom -- Barbara, nimbed, kneels with joined hands extended, her hair held by left hand of king, possibly Dioscuros, raising right his hand above her head. Men watch in background. Building is at left.
Scene in landscape.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by bird and snail.

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