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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 26r

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1) Martin of Tours: dividing Cloak -- Martin, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter with infulae, mounted on bridled horse, with sword divides cloak grasped by half nude beggar.
2) Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Nicholas, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter and vestments, holds crozier in left. He extends right hand toward three nude youths in barrel in front of innkeeper with his hands raised and his veiled wife.
3) and 4) Benedict of Montecassino: Scene, Placidus saved by Maurus -- Benedict, with crozier in left hand, and Maurus of Glanfeuil, with right hand raised, wear cowled habits. Both depart and point to right. Maurus, in cowled habit, walks on water of lake, grasping hood of Placidus of Sicily, tonsured, in habit, holding pitcher, partially submerged in water.
Scenes within architectural settings.

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