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Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 94r

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Evangelist, John: boiled in Oil -- Evangelist John, nimbed, hands joined in prayer, stands in cauldron over fire tended by four torturers, two with bellows. In background, Domitian, crowned, sits on throne, flanked by crowd of standing figures.
At bottom of miniature, two winged putti hold up text block and scroll inscribed CHASTE VIE LOVE.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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