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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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

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1) Holy Women -- Three Holy Women, nimbed, veiled, stand, holding ointment jars.
2) Mary Magdalen: Scene, addressing Group of Men (preaching) -- Mary Magdalen, nimbed, with long hair, wearing mantle over left shoulder only, raises right forefinger toward palm of left hand. She stands before three tonsured men, two seated on cushioned bench.
3) and 4) Catherine of Alexandria: Martyrdom (?) -- Maxentius, crowned, sits on cushioned bench, holds floreate scepter in left hand. With right hand, he directs executioner raising sword and grasping hair of Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, kneeling with hands raised.
Scenes within architectural settings.

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