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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 264r

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Martha of Bethany: Scene, capturing Dragon -- Martha, nimbed and veiled, raising aspergil in right hand and holding situla with left hand, stands next to dragon attached to her left wrist with cord, before cloth of honor with pseudo-inscription.
Margins decorated with blocks of floreate ornament, including rose and thistle, and inhabited by butterfly, bird and fantastic animal.

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