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France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 203r

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Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Martyrdom -- Catherine, nimbed, kneels with joined hands; executioner raising sword with both hands stands behind her. At right are two broken wheels on frame. Blood rains from above.
Scene in landscape.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including columbine and viola, and inhabited by bear (?) and by butterfly.

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