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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 182v

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1) Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Nicholas of Myra, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter and vestments, sits on throne and holds crozier. With right hand he indicates three nude tonsured youths, with joined hands raised, beside the throne. Scene in interior of church (?).
2) Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing cap and monk's vestments, stands with staff or crutch in right hand and open book with pseudo-inscription in left hand. Figure in landscape with distant trees and buildings.
Margins with alternating diagonal bands of vinescroll and flowers, including thistle, strawberry, and dianthus.

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