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Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 98v

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Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Torture -- Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, kneels in prayer before broken wheel at whose base lie three men. Behind this are group of horsemen and group of standing men. In sky, red angel raises sword in right hand.
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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