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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 262r

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Avia of Sicily: Scene, in Prison -- Angel, nimbed, holding wafer (host) in right hand over chalice held with left hand, stands outside barred window behind which is Avia, nimbed, with joined hands, in mandorla of rays. Angels in background; rays descending from above.
Margins decorated with bands of floreate ornament, including strawberry, rose, and columbine, and inhabited by bird and hybrid animal.

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